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# Hard Problem

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The hypotenuse of a right triangle measures $$6\sqrt2$$ inches and one angle is 45°. What is the number of square inches in the area of the triangle Pls Help pls.

Jul 28, 2020
edited by Guest  Jul 28, 2020

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A right triangle with a 45 degree angle   has  ANOTHER 45 degree angle...so two sides are the same length

Pythag theorem

x^2 + x^2 = (6 sqrt2)^2

2 x^2 = 72

x = 6   =  side length                  area = 1/2 b h =    1/2 (6 x 6) = 18 in 2

Jul 28, 2020
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Thx for the help!

Guest Jul 28, 2020