# The legs of a right triangle measures 8 miles and 15 miles what is the length of the hypotenuse?

The length of the hypotenuse works out as 17 miles

### How is sin 90 equal to 1?

Buckle up, 'cause we can't draw diagrams here and we have to explain everything. Let's jump. Draw a graph with an x-axis and a y-axis like usual. Don't use graph paper or a ruler unless you have to. Just eyeball the thing. We're going to draw a right triangle on the graph and here's how we'll do it. Start at the origin, (0, 0) and draw a line along the x-axis about "6 or 7…

### If the Bermuda triangle has a perimeter of 3075 miles shortest side measures 75 mi less than the middle side longest side measures 375 mi more than the middle side find the length of the three sides?

m = middle side length shortest side length is 75 miles less than the middle side length m; so, use (m - 75) to represent the length of the shortest side longest side length is 375 miles longer than the middle side length m; so, us (m + 375) to represent the length of the longest side perimeter of the triangle = the sum of all the side lengths 3075 = m + (m…

### The distance between A and C is 60 miles and the distance between A and B is 50 miles and the distance between B and C is 50 miles. What is the distance from B to the straight line between A and C?

Draw an isosceles triangle with a base A-C of length 60. The apex of the triangle, point B, is length 50 from both point A and point C. That's your triangle. Drop a "vertical" from B to the base - where it will form a right angle with that line segment and, because the sides are the same length, will bisect the base. That's the line segment you're looking to find the length of. So…

### If two planes leave the same airport at 1 o'clock PM how many miles apart will they be at 3 o'clock PM if one travels directly north at 150 mph and the other travels directly west at 200 mph?

One plane will be 300 miles (150 mph * 2hours ) north. The other plane will be 400 miles (200 mph * 2hours ) west. This makes a right triangle with sides of 300 and 400. If you know your right triangles, you will know that the hypotenuse will be 500 miles. (3-4-5 triangle) If not hypotenuse = √(3002+4002) = 500 miles They will be 500 miles apart.

### What is the area of a triangle with a side of 8 and a base of 6?

Can't tell unless you know the angle between these 2 sides. If it's a right angle (90 degrees) then it's a "3,4,5" triangle in this case a 6, 8, 10 Pythagoras says that the hypotenuse squared = the sum of the squares of the other two sides. 62=36 82 = 64, 36+64=100 and sqrt 100 = 10 so the hypotenuse is 10 Area of a 6,8,10 right angled triangle is 1/2 base times height base…

### HOW DO YOu classify triangles based on the side lengths?

Triangles are not classified by the length of their sides, but by their shapes. A right triangle, for example, is a triangle which includes one 90o angle. This is true regardless of the size of the triangle; it could have sides a thousand miles long or a thousandth of an inch long and still be a right triangle, as long as it has that 90o angle. An equilateral triangle has three sides which are all…

### If two planes leave the same airport at 100 pm how many muiles apart will they be at 300 pm if one travels directly north at 510 mph and the other travels directly west at 200 mph?

This is a plane geometry problem. Not plane as in airplane, but plane as in flat surface. We are looking for the hypotenuse of a right triangle. The formula for the hypotenuse is, in words because WikiAnswers doesn't much like symbols, is - hypotenuse = the square root of the sum of the squares of the two sides. The plane flying north flies at 510 mph for 2 hours or 1020 miles. The plane flying…