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# Right triangle

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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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14 Jul 2009, 13:25
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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15 Jul 2009, 17:54
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