Geometry Problems, Math Problems

Problem of the Day: 3/13/13

In the figure below showing three right triangles, segment PR measures 9 cm. What is the measure of segment US? Express your answer in simplest radical form.


Solution to yesterday’s problem:

Let’s use the blanks method to solve this problem. We have 10 people to choose from and 10 seats.

__10__ __9__ __8__ __7__ __6__ __5__ __4__ __3__ __2__ __1__

However, we have to divide by 10 because each arrangement could start at any of the 10 seats around the table. Multiplying the blanks and dividing by 10, we find a total of 362,880 ways.


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