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In right triangle ABC, AC = 8, AB = 15, and BC = 17.  Square ADEF is inscribed in the square.  Find the side length of square ADEF.

 

 May 28, 2021
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Using similar triangles. 

8/15x+x = 8

(23/15)x = 8

 

15/8x+x = 15

(23/8)x = 15

 

Solve either of those equations. 

 

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 May 28, 2021

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