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

Algebra  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.

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

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

Algebra  Ms. Sue, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 5:48pm
Jessie 
Each side should be about 35.36 yards.

Algebra  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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