If I write this problem plugging in the values (304/16) ^2 = c^2; and a^2 = ( 192/16^2) + b^2 = n^2, then do the rules
for equations apply -- meaning what value is applies to one side of an equation if that same value is applied to the other side, then the answer remains the same? If that rule is applicable here, then I can reduce both 304/16 before squaring it as per the rule Parenthesis, Exponents, Mulitiply, Divide, Add & Subtract, as well as reducing 192/16 before squaring it by the same factor of 16? And, then solve the problem? The problem would start like this:
(304/16)^2 = (192/16)^2 + x^2
Reduce values within parenthesis -- if allowed
Add or Subtract Values representing a^2 and b^2
Reduce with SQRT
Thanks for help setting this up.