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Book edition Student Edition
Author(s) Ray C. Jurgensen, Richard G. Brown, John W. Jurgensen
Pages 227 pages
ISBN 9780395977279

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Short Answer

State an equation you could use to find the value of x. Then find the value of x in simplest radical form.

The required value of x is,


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Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given information.

We have given a figure as shown below,

Step 2. Use Pythagorean Theorem concept.

From Pythagorean Theorem,

we know that in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the legs.

The given triangle is right triangle.



Step 3. Taking square root. 

we get,


Step 4. Neglect negative sign.

Since, square root is positive quantity

So, we neglect negative sign.

The required value of x is, x=117.

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