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Homework Help: Math word problem

Posted by Allie on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 10:07pm.

The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 22 m long. The length of one leg is 10 m less than the other. Find the lengths of the legs.
I have so far
let one leg be x
the other leg will be x-10
x^2 +(x-10)^2=22^2
x^2+x^2-20x+100=484

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