I have to solve for a.....pethagoryam (sp?) theorem......I forgot how to do this......please help.

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- 11-16-2003incognitoSimple step part of calculus problem
I have to solve for a.....pethagoryam (sp?) theorem......I forgot how to do this......please help.

- 11-16-2003Zach L.
Pythagorean ;)

Just use the quadratic formula for equations of the form ax^2+bx+c=0.

Namely, x = (-b + sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/ (2a) and (-b - sqrt(b^2 - 4ac))/ (2a) - 11-16-2003incognito
Thank you...Jesus how could I have not though about this.

- 11-17-2003Dissata
tk tsk tsk!!!! its +

**or**- the square root;) - 11-18-2003Zach L.
Notice the two solutions. ;)

- 11-18-2003Dissata
doh! slap me for not completely reading it

- 11-19-2003Felix
Pythagorean... isn't that

(a*a)+(b*b)=(c*c) if it's a right curve or something? I don't know how to say in English :| - 11-19-2003the Wookie
a right angle

- 11-19-2003Zach L.Quote:

*Originally posted by Felix*

**Pythagorean... isn't that**

(a*a)+(b*b)=(c*c) if it's a right curve or something? I don't know how to say in English :|