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January 20th, 2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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What is leg length and how do I do this question?

Find the area of the right triangle with hypotenuse length 17cm and one leg length 15cm

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If you have a right angle triangle, the three sides are related by Pythagoras' Theorem: $\displaystyle \begin{align*} a^2 + b^2 = c^2 \end{align*}$ (note that c is always the Hypotenuse).

That means that if you have any two sides, you can use Pythagoras' Theorem to find the third.
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If you have a right angle triangle, the three sides are related by Pythagoras' Theorem: $\displaystyle \begin{align*} a^2 + b^2 = c^2 \end{align*}$ (note that c is always the Hypotenuse).

That means that if you have any two sides, you can use Pythagoras' Theorem to find the third.
area = ab/2.
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