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kd0267
New Member
USA
1 Posts 
Posted  06/03/2008 : 20:37:38

In Math we have to figure out if a right triangle has all the necessary lengths. It says that 522 + 657 = 839.1263 [3 repeating]. I know this is right, but how do I show the work??



Mrspi
Advanced Member
USA
998 Posts 
Posted  06/03/2008 : 21:38:56

quote: Originally posted by kd0267
In Math we have to figure out if a right triangle has all the necessary lengths. It says that 522 + 657 = 839.1263 [3 repeating]. I know this is right, but how do I show the work??
It's surely not true that
522 + 657 = 839.126333333.... because 522 = 272484, and 657 = 431649 And the sum of 272484 and 431649 definitely not equal to 839.12633333.....
It would probably help us if you typed the problem you're working with EXACTLY as it appears in your assignment (or test preparation booklet). When we can see what is given, and what you are asked to do, we can probably do a better job of trying to help you.

Edited by  Mrspi on 06/03/2008 21:40:51 


Subhotosh Khan
Advanced Member
USA
9116 Posts 
Posted  06/04/2008 : 21:43:12

quote: Originally posted by kd0267
In Math we have to figure out if a right triangle has all the necessary lengths. It says that 522 + 657 = 839.1263 [3 repeating]. I know this is right, but how do I show the work??
I suppose you meant
522 + 657 = ~(839)
There is nothing to show work. You cannot show work when you claim (2+3) = 5. Can you?
Okay so this problem is little more complicated  the logic is same.
However, as MrsPi suggested, be careful and complete when you deal with math  otherwise nothing can be proven. 



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