Intuitively the maximum area of this triangle will occur when the 2 shorter sides are equal.

If this isn't obvious then you should be able to see this by doing some simple substitutions and as the length of the 2 shorter sides converge the area will be a max.

Given this the base (and height) length can be found by using pythagora's theorem using x as the base

x^2 + x^2 = (10 sqrt(2))^2

....

yields x = sqrt(10)

Then Area = 0.5 *sqrt(10)* sqrt(10) = 50 units squared.