Posted by JessieLynne on .
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

Algebra 
Jen,
a^2+b^2=c^2
The two sides are equal and you know c, so..
2a^2=50
Solve for a. 
Algebra 
JessieLynne,
Thank you so it would be a=5, correct

Algebra 
Anonymous,
So sorry! It should be 2a^2=50^2

Algebra 
Ms. Sue,
Jessie 
Each side should be about 35.36 yards. 
Algebra 
drwls,
2 a^2 = 50^2 = 2500
a^2 = 1250
a = 35.36 yds, and Ms Sue has stated.