AC = 7.12 units
A right triangle has two legs and a hypotenuse. The hypotenuse is opposite the right angle. As Angle C is the right angle, then the triangle can be constructed as shown in the picture attached. The sides of the triangle have a relationship known as the Pythagorean Theorem a² + b² = c². In the theorem, the legs of the triangle are a and b while the hypotenuse is c. Substitute a = x, b = x+6, and c = √52. Simplify and solve.
a² + b² = c²
x² + (x+6)² = √52²
x² + x² + 12x + 36 = 52
2x² + 12x - 16 = 0
You can use the quadratic formula to solve by substituting a = 2, b = 12, and c = -16.
The quadratic formula is .
Substitute and you'll have:
Only 1.12 is a solution since 7.13 will not satisfy the Pythagorean theorem
Side AC is 6 units longer than side BC. This means x = BC and AC = x + 6.
AC = 1.12 + 6 = 7.12
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you are only given the cost not the amount of pounds.