Jeremy is trying to explain why a triangle with side lengths 35, 30, 60 is not a right triangle. His explanation is shown below.

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Jeremy is trying to explain why a triangle with side lengths 35, 30, 60 is not a right triangle. His explanation is shown below.

Step 1: 35 squared + 30 squared question mark equals 60 squared
Step 2: (35 + 30) squared question mark equals 60 squared
Step 3: 65 squared question mark equals 60 squared
Step 4: 4,225 not-equals 3,600

Which best describes Jeremy’s explanation?
Jeremy’s explanation is accurate.
Jeremy’s explanation is inaccurate. He wrote the leg lengths in the incorrect order in step 1.
Jeremy’s explanation is inaccurate. He incorrectly combined terms in step 2.
Jeremy’s explanation is inaccurate. He multiplied incorrectly in step 4.

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Yến Oanh 23 hours 2021-07-21T18:50:54+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

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    2021-07-21T18:52:17+00:00

    Answer:

    i would say a is the correct answer

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    2021-07-21T18:52:28+00:00

    Answer:

    He incorrectly combined terms in step 2

    Step-by-step explanation:

    In Step 2, you can’t combine 30² + 35² into (30 + 35)² so the answer is “He incorrectly combined terms in step 2”.

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