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    Angry hypotenuse=200 other two=?

    I have spent the last couple of hours trying to figure this out.. Please help me!

    the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is 200m... I need all possible combinations of the other two sides....

    but, i can't even figure one combination out! I'm sure there has to be some type of formula or something... but i haven't learnt it... its due on monday so i need the answer quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alykat94 View Post
    I have spent the last couple of hours trying to figure this out.. Please help me!

    the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is 200m... I need all possible combinations of the other two sides....

    but, i can't even figure one combination out! I'm sure there has to be some type of formula or something... but i haven't learnt it... its due on monday so i need the answer quick.
    You need to solve x^2 + y^2 = 200^2 for x and y (you don't say whether or not only integer solutions are wanted).
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