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A right triangle  has a hypotenuse with a length of 15. The lengths of the legs are whole numbers what are the lengths of the legs?

Guest Feb 27, 2017
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This  is just a multiple  of the basic Pythagorean "triple,"  3 - 4 - 5

 

So.......multiplying through by 3, we get

 

9 - 12 - 15

 

And.....the  legs are   9 and 12

 

 

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CPhill  Feb 27, 2017

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