# Another Geometry Question

• Aug 15th 2009, 11:50 AM
Voluntarius Disco
Another Geometry Question
The ratio of two sides of a right triangle is 3:4. What are the sides of the triangle if the hypoteneuse of the triangle is 20?
• Aug 15th 2009, 12:03 PM
masters
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Originally Posted by Voluntarius Disco
The ratio of two sides of a right triangle is 3:4. What are the sides of the triangle if the hypoteneuse of the triangle is 20?

Hi Voluntarius Disco,

Try this:

$(3x)^2+(4x)^2=20^2$

Solve for x. Then, 3x and 4x.