Re: Right Triangle: finding length of sides with only one variable?
Originally Posted by azjay
Is it possible to determine the length of BOTH the opposite and adjacent sides of a right triangle knowing ONLY the length of the hypotenuse and no angles (except for the right angle of course)?
No. Make a diagram and label the sides of your triangle and use the pythagorean theorem. This will give you a relationship between the sides. Any "pair" of sides that satisfy that equation will make a right triangle.