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A right triangle has leg lengths of 7 and 24 units. A second triangle is similar to the first triangle and has a hypotenuse of 100 units. What is the length, in units, of the shorter leg of the second triangle?

 Jun 1, 2020
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There is a difference of a factor of 4 between the two triangles. So, the legs of the 2nd triangle would be:

4 x 7 = 28 units(the shorter leg)  and  4 x 24 = 96 units(the longer leg).

So that: 100^2 = 28^2  +  96^2

 Jun 1, 2020

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