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What is the square root of the sum of the squares of the legs of a right triangle equal to? | |

Wha... ? | 27.6% (174) |

The squared hypotenuse. | 25.1% (158) |

I like pie more than I like mathematics. | 22.8% (144) |

Twice the third side. | 14.9% (94) |

Other (leave comment) | 5.8% (37) |

I failed geometry! | 3.4% (22) |

Total: 629 | |

Start: 02-09-2009 19:21 | |

Last: 02-17-2009 12:45 |

#1 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-09-2009 at 19:42 pvtherman |

. . . it should be the length of the hypotenuse, lol

#2 - Posted by: (Staff) on 02-09-2009 at 20:00 thecheeseman |

Honestly, I like pie more. :P
~Cheese

#3 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-09-2009 at 20:12 stev |

Triangles dont have legs

#4 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-09-2009 at 20:21 Soviet_Camper |

that would be option other, the length of the hypotenuse. Way to go morons :p

#5 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-09-2009 at 21:37 Republic_soldier |

O_o What was the question again?

#6 - Other - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 04:58 Gandar |

voted Other - The length of my Rifle!

#7 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 07:52 Hardy232 |

pie is in maths

#8 - Posted by: (Staff) on 02-10-2009 at 08:24 Nitronumber9 |

Other
I'll torture the person who made this poll to get the answer.

#9 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 08:26 stormtroop |

Never seen a triangle walking on the street. :confused:

#10 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 13:11 tiebar90 |

enough with the stupid polls :|

#11 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 13:45 eatmyass91 |

how about you put the correct answer in?
(as said in #1)

#12 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 14:16 AEvilGuy |

Well, if the question made sense.... I think the mod's failed geometry too.

#13 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 15:57 Comrade_Ruski |

i agree with #3 triangles dont have legs

#14 - The Answer - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 16:25 maksman |

1. Let's assume that "legs" are verticies of the right ANGLED triangle.
2. The question is based either on the formula of Pythagoras or just simple maths.
Interpretation 1: The number of verticies of any triangle is obviously 3. If we square that we will get an answer of 9. The square root of 9 is ofcourse 3. As you may have noticed, the square and square root cancel each other out.
Interpretation 2: a^2+b^2=c^2 (^2 is the sign of a square)
Here the "legs" are described as the lenghts of sides which are as follows: a Hypotenuse, an Opposite and an Adjacent where the Hypotenuse is the longest one, the Opposite is the opposite side to the Hypotenuse and the Adjacent is the one which is basically not the opposite :)
The answer depends on the values of each sides. If we take the common example of 3:4:5 (Adjacent = 3; Opposite = 4; Hypotenuse = 5)
we can work out the answer by using the formula stated above. If we substitute the letters with our values it gives us the equation of:
3^2+4^2=5^2.
Now using simple maths calculations we get this answer:
3x3+4x4=5x5,
Which when multiplied appropriately gives us:
9+16=25 --> 25=25
(Remember. these values are not the answer yet as they are still "squared")
If we square root our answer we will get the value of 5 which is the value of the lenght of the Hypotenuse we used at the start. So the answer is:
"The square root of the sum of the squares of the sides of a right angled triangle is equal to the lenght of the Hypotenuse of the same triangle."
Maks ;)

#15 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-10-2009 at 17:42 billyboyjennings |

I usually just answer OVER 9000 to all math questions. It's worked for me so far.

#16 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-11-2009 at 11:30 General_Nikola |

The funny thing is.. I just got an F from geometry today. So I guess my answer is 'I failed geometry... really.'

#17 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-11-2009 at 15:13 Maplesyrup |

pythagorean theorem states that the answer would be the hypotenuse of the triangle.

#18 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-11-2009 at 15:18 VT_Ownage |

:eek: General Math is hard enough!

#19 - Posted by: (Staff) on 02-12-2009 at 11:36 computernerd |

It would be the squared hypotenuse :).

#20 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-12-2009 at 16:03 GenRommel |

No it would be the hypotenuse, because it already says the square root of the sum of the squares. squreroot of (A^2 + B^2) + hypotenuse. It does not equal the square of it. A^2 + B^2 = hypotenuse (C) squared. And since the question is the first one, the answer is the hypotenuse, not the square of it.

#21 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-13-2009 at 02:41 DESTROYER_DROID |

This would be useful if I was an artillery gunner.

#22 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-13-2009 at 04:43 _Blackbird |

If I would have a "?" for everything I don't know it would be too much to post in one comment............

#23 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-13-2009 at 16:19 Spik3d |

Did the poll submitter fail geometry?

#24 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-13-2009 at 17:48 afcgrimm |

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066470938446095505822317253594081284811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819644288109756659334461284756482337867831652712019091
45648?

#25 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-14-2009 at 11:22 AEvilGuy |

Ok... any combination of these numbers 123456789. :D

#26 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-14-2009 at 11:39 afcgrimm |

Nah, the real answer is the Square of the Hypotenuse I think.

#27 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-14-2009 at 17:08 richman61 |

helps if you provide the correct answer... its the hypotenuse

#28 - pie - Posted by: (Member) on 02-15-2009 at 07:16 Ad3506 |

O.o pie didn't get the most votes, where have all the good old pie lovers gone?!?!
Also the answer is just the hypotnuse (having the squared root of the hypotnuse would give the cubed root of the hypotnuse as an answer, since it askes for the rooted answer in the question anyway), which is probably why "wha...?" got the most votes xD lol
But pie should win!!!!

#29 - Posted by: (Staff) on 02-15-2009 at 19:50 Suleyman_Eisenhower |

the hypotenuse of course!!!

#30 - @20 - Posted by: (Staff) on 02-16-2009 at 18:36 computernerd |

Oh yes I see :).

#31 - Posted by: (Member) on 02-17-2009 at 02:21 AussieGeneral |

as a high schooler i have to vote the wha? as i have no idea what it means:confused::confused:

#32 - Posted by: (Staff) on 02-17-2009 at 08:16 computernerd |

Just look at comment #20 and hopefully you'll see the answer.

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