Posted by **Debbie** on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 1:10pm.

A right triangle and a square share a side. The hypotenuse of the triangle measures 10 cm. One base of the triangle measures 4 cm. Neither the known base nor the hypotenuse is the side that is shared with the square. Find the area of the square.

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**tchrwill**, Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 2:59pm
Given triangle ABC, the right angle being at B.

Given AC = 10

Given AB = 4

Neither AB nor AC share the side of the square.

Therefore, BC = the side of the square being BC = sqrt(10^2 - 4^2) = 9.1651 making the area of the square 84 sq.cm.

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**andres**, Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 1:24pm
I have a triangle with the base of 11 and all the sides look about the same but i don't know how to find out the height?

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