Hypotenuse of a right triangel = 20cm
The sum of the other two legs is 28cm. Find the lengths of other two sides.
Last edited by needhelp75; December 15th 2008 at 07:40 PM.
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Let the one of the legs of the triangle be x
Let the other leg of the triangle be y
x + y = 28 ------ Eqn 1
x^2 + y^2 = 20^2 ----- Eqn2
Find x and y.
x = 14.62
y = 13.63
That's correct .
In future if you would like to check just plug in the value into the equation and they should tally accordingly.
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