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1. Can anyone help me solve this?

Here is a right angled triangle.

The area of the triangle is 2.5cm²
Find the perimeter of the triangle.

(Apologies if the MS Paint triangle lengths can't be seen, the base is "x"cm and the width is x-2)
2. (Original post by tameimpalaaa)
Can anyone help me solve this?

Here is a right angled triangle.

The area of the triangle is 2.5cm²
Find the perimeter of the triangle.

(Apologies if the MS Paint triangle lengths can't be seen, the base is "x"cm and the width is x-2)
(1/2)x(x-2) =2.5

solve the resulting equation to find x
use ..... to find the hypotenuse
then find the perimeter
3. too late....
4. OMG! i saw that thread FIRST(because no one replied) and i was about to help OP BUT ITS TOOO LATE
5. (Original post by fatima1998)
OMG! i saw that thread FIRST(because no one replied) and i was about to help OP BUT ITS TOOO LATE
i also beat you to saying 'too late', step your game up fam
6. ikr!
I NEED TO
i won't let Zacken and TeeEm win
7. im convinced Zacken has a script that pulls up new threads within 30 seconds of posting, have to catch the threads while hes doing a mock
8. (Original post by TeeEm)
(1/2)x(x-2) =2.5

solve the resulting equation to find x
use ..... to find the hypotenuse
then find the perimeter
Thanks for your help, much appreciated
9. (Original post by drandy76)
too late....
Never too late for maths! Time to start solving these gnarly equations!
10. (Original post by fatima1998)
OMG! i saw that thread FIRST(because no one replied) and i was about to help OP BUT ITS TOOO LATE
No problemo, Fatima, as I said to "drandy" it's never too late for maths! Get involved in working out that gnarly equation!
11. (Original post by tameimpalaaa)
No problemo, Fatima, as I said to "drandy" it's never too late for maths! Get involved in working out that gnarly equation!
aha

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