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The length of the longer leg of a right triangle is 19 ft more than five times the length of the shorter leg. The length of the hypotenuse is 20 ft more than five times the length of the shorter leg. Find the side lengths of the triangle.

 Feb 9, 2020
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It's a right triangle , so Pythagorean theorem applies

 

s = short leg

l = long leg = 5s + 19

h= hypotenuse= 5s +20

 

s^2   +  (5s+19)^2    =   (5s+20)^2       solve for   s      then   5s + 19 = other leg    and    5s+20 = hypot

                                                                 can you take it frome here?

 Feb 9, 2020

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