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What is the length around the exterior of a right triangle with sides 9,10, and x?
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19+ sq rt 181

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New post 14 Jul 2009, 14:25
The solution to the problem assumes the sides given are the LEGS of the triangle, not the hypotenuse. Use Pythagorean Theorem to solve for the hypotenuse, c:

\(9^2 + 10^2 = c^2\)
c = \(\sqrt{181}\)

Perimeter = 9 + 10 + sqrt(181)
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Thanks for the reply..
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