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if the median to the hypotenuse of a right triangle measures 25 and a leg 14, find the measure of the other leg

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    One of the properties of any right-angled triangle:
    The median to the hypotenuse is 1/2 the length of the hypotenuse, so ..
    the hypotenuse must be 50
    x^2 + 14^2 = 50^2
    x^2 + 196 = 2500
    x^2 = 2304
    x = √2304 = 48

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