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The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 5cm long. One leg is 3cm longer than the other leg. Find the dimensions of the shorter leg. (give your answer in radical form)

  • Algebra - ,

    This is an application of Pythagoras' Theorem

    x^ + (x+3)^2 = 5^2

    expand and solve using the quadratic equation formula.

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