A right triangle is formed in the first quadrant by the x- and y-axes and a line through the point (9,5).
Write the length L of the hypotenuse as a function of x.
I have no clue how to do this at all. Help.
i seem to remember this is pretty early trigonometry but on account of being an english major i have forcefully forgot how to maths
but the slope is unknown also......
How can i have 2 variables? Why would the X value even fucking matter, and what x value?? 9, 5 is the value, what other x value is there?
Well just use my formula and extrapolate backwards, X in my formula is slope, so plug into all the x's the formula using the x value that is used to find the slope.
the triangle is formed by the x axis and y axis. since it's a right triangle, the y intercept and x intercept are equal and the slope of the hypotenuse is -1.
use the point slope form of the equation of a line:
just because its a right traingle doesn't mean the middle piece is sloped in any specific way. The x axis leg could extend far longer than the y axis leg, meaning the slope of the line connecting the two(hypotnuse) would be really small making the line really big.
there is no way to solve this without more information
hm im not sure immediately. i thought about constructing a function for y based on its limits but i dont think that'll work.
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