A right triangle with a hypotenuse 10 cm long is to have an area of 15 sq. cm. what should be the lengths of the legs? (Speechless)

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- March 29th 2008, 01:20 PMpolakio92right triangle with given hypotenuse help!
A right triangle with a hypotenuse 10 cm long is to have an area of 15 sq. cm. what should be the lengths of the legs? (Speechless)

- March 29th 2008, 02:18 PMPlato
If

represent the lengths of the legs then you know that:**x & y**

[Math]\frac{{xy}}{2} = 15\;\& \;x^2 + y^2 = 100[/tex].

Solve for.**x & y** - March 29th 2008, 02:26 PMpolakio92