A right triangle has one leg four times as long as the other.
Write its perimeter P in terms of the length x of the shorter leg.
hi
if the shorter leg is x , then the longer leg is 4x and since its a right triangle , you can use the phythagoras theorem to find its hypothenus which is , so
p= +x+4x
Last edited by mathaddict; Feb 17th 2010 at 03:50 AM.