Mathematics

Question

How do you solve for x and y ??
How do you solve for x and y ??

1 Answer

  • see that ΔABC~ΔFGH?

    that means the triangles are congruent, basically take the easy way and realize that C=H, A=F, and B=G.

    y=6

    now, for x, we use a²+b²=c²

    so, 5²+x²=6²

    (25)+x²=(36)

    now we know that we need x² to equal 11

    but, the square root of 11 isn't a whole number, so just put it in its radical form

    x = [tex] \sqrt{11} [/tex]


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