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The shorter leg of a right triangle is 9 ft shorter than the longer leg. The hypotenuse is 9 ft longer than the long leg. Find the sides of the triangle

 Jul 24, 2021
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l^2  + (l-9)^2  = (l+9)^2

l^2 + l^2 -18l +81 = l^2 + 18l + 81

l^2 - 36l = 0

l ( l-36) = 0

l = 0   throw out       l = 36      other leg is  27      hyp = 45

 Jul 24, 2021

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