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Posted by on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 11:49am.

find the perimeter and area of a right triangle if the shortest side is 9 inches and the longest side is 41 inches

  • Math - , Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 12:09pm

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2

    9^2 + b^2 = 41^2

    81 + b^2 = 1,681

    b^2 = 1,600

    b = 40

    The perimeter is the sum of the three sides.

    Area = 1/2 base times height

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