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Posted by **Hannie** on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 4:59pm.

How would you solve this equation?

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**drwls**, Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 5:20pmFirst of all, you have to write the equation. Call the shorter leg of the triangle x.

x^2 + (x+2)^2 = 10^2 = 100

2x^2 + 4x + 4 = 100

x^2 + 2x -48 = 0

(x+8)(x-6) = 0

Solve for x etc

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**Hannie**, Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 5:25pmthank you :)

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