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**andrew2322** Hi could someone please help out? with workings please, thanks alot.

An isosceles right-angled triangle has one side length of (X+2)cm and the length of the hypotenuse is 12cm. Find the perimeter of the triangle.

I got up to (x+2)^2 + (X+2)^2 = 144 Mr F says: Yeah, and that's the same as 2(x + 2)^2 = 144, which is what you have below ......

And i also worked out a method with the right answer, 2(x+2)^2 = 144 Mr F says: This will let you solve for x. But x is NOT the perimeter.

could someone explain to me why the first one doesnt work?