Posted by **JessieLynne** on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 3:23pm.

I I have the hypotenuse of a right triangle that is 50 yds long and the other two sides are equal in length, how do I find one of the sides.

Thank you

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**Jen**, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 4:49pm
a^2+b^2=c^2

The two sides are equal and you know c, so..

2a^2=50

Solve for a.

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**JessieLynne**, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 5:09pm
Thank you so it would be a=5, correct

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**Anonymous**, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 5:37pm
So sorry! It should be 2a^2=50^2

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 5:48pm
Jessie --

Each side should be about 35.36 yards.

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**drwls**, Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 7:57am
2 a^2 = 50^2 = 2500

a^2 = 1250

a = 35.36 yds, and Ms Sue has stated.

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