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Homework Help: gemoetry word question

Posted by mike on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 8:27pm.

can someone tell me the missing leg of the right triangle if 10 is the other leg and 26 is the hypotenuse

its 16

"confused gurl" is indeed confused

a^2 + 10^2 = 26^2
a^2 = 676-100
a^2=576
a=24

Your triangle is simply a multiple of one of the basic right-angled triangles, the 5,12,13 combination.

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