Could someone please help on these application questions:
1) The sum of two shorter sides of a right angled triangle is 18cm
a) Calculate the least possible length of the hypotenuse
b) The greatest possible area of the triangle.
I first try to get the two variables as in:
rootx + rooty = 18 , so rootx = 18 - rooty
No clue how to do it but thats how I started off
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- Thread Starter
- 28-11-2010 15:19
- 28-11-2010 15:33
In triangle sum of each two sides must be greater than 3rd side
- 28-11-2010 23:21
trial and error
try all the numbers that make a total of 18
use pythag to work out hypotenuse, which will be the largest side, and find what the smallest value of the largest side is.