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Perimeter and Pythagorean Theorem

Directions: What could the lengths of the legs be such that the lengths of the legs are integers and x is an irrational number between 5 and 7?

Hint

Hint

What is a wrong answer? How can you use this wrong answer to move towards an answer?

What does it mean to be irrational between 5 and 7?

Answer

Answer

Here are the lengths of the legs
1 and 5,
1 and 6,
3 and 4,
3 and 5,
3 and 6,
4 and 4,
4 and 5,
2 and 5,
2 and 6

Source: Daniel Luevanos

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5 comments

  1. What about 1 and 6 or 1 and 5

  2. Should 3 and 4 be in the answer key? This would provide a rational number (5), but the question asks for an irrational number between 5 and 7.

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