# Right triangle Problem

• April 23rd 2009, 01:38 PM
tmac11522
Right triangle Problem
A right triangle has an area of 30 ft 2 and a hypotenuse 13 ft long. What are the lengths of its other two sides?
• April 23rd 2009, 02:07 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by tmac11522
A right triangle has an area of 30 ft 2 and a hypotenuse 13 ft long. What are the lengths of its other two sides?

Solve these two equations:

$a^2 + b^2 = 13^2$ .... (1)

$\frac{a b}{2} = 30$ .... (2)