The perimeter of a right triangle is 60 and the altitude on the hypotenuse is 12. Find the sides of the triangle.
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Originally Posted by Statsnoob2718 The perimeter of a right triangle is 60 and the altitude on the hypotenuse is 12. Find the sides of the triangle. look to the picture the perimeter 60 a+b+c = 60 and since we have a right triangle a^2 = b^2 + c^2 we have another equation the area 1/2 * base *altitude find it consider a as base , and another time consider b base so three equations solve them
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