Posted by **angela** on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:41pm.

find the perimeter and area of a right triangle if the shortest side is 20m and the longest side is 29m. Include correct units with your solution.

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**Steve**, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 4:27am
since the hypotenuse is the longest side, the other leg, of length x can be found by:

20^2 + x^2 = 29^2

x = 21

so, the perimeter is 20+21+29 = 70

the area is 20*21/2 = 210

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