The hypotenuse of a right angle triangle is 15 cm. the sum of the legs of the triangle is 21 cm. Find the legs of the triangle.
How do I solve this?
ps I have to solve this using the quadratic formula
The hypotenuse of a right angle triangle is 15 cm. the sum of the legs of the triangle is 21 cm. Find the legs of the triangle.
How do I solve this?
ps I have to solve this using the quadratic formula
I would figure that by scaling, you can make making the hypotenuse 5, then knowing this, and the 3-4-5 rule, you could make the legs, 3 and 4 respectively, then to convert back to the parameters of the problem, you'd multiply back by 3, giving you and which if added, give you the 21 cm stated in the problem.