Posted by patel on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 6:02pm.
one side of a right triangle is 12.5 ft the perimeter is 38.7 ft. what is the length of the hypotenuse and the other unknown side?

maths  Steve, Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:29am
Let a,b, be the legs, and c the hypotenuse
a+b+c = 38.7
a + b + √(12.5^{2}+b^{2}) = 38.7
√(12.5^{2}+b^{2}) = 26.2  b
12.5^{2}+b^{2} = b^{2}  52.4b + 686.44
52.4b = 530.19
b = 10.1
a = 12.5
c = 16.1