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12-115.

For each triangle below, determine the value of , if possible. Name the triangle relationship that you used. If the triangle cannot exist, explain why.

  1. A right triangle with a leg, X, and hypotenuse of 28. The side opposite the 60 degree angle is, X.

  1. A right triangle with a height of 19, base of X, and hypotenuse of 17.

  1. An obtuse triangle with a base of 8.  An external triangle is created, by a line segment of X, drawn from the upper vertex, to the extended base, at right angles.

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Why is the length of the hypotenuse significant in this particular triangle?

Use the area to work backwards to find the value of .