one leg of a right triangle is 9 inches shorter than the other leg. the hypotenuse is 45 inches long how long is the shorter of the legs?
Algebra - Steve, Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 12:27am
x^2 + (x-9)^2 = 45^2
just guessing at a 3-4-5 triangle, try
yep. 27 is 9 less than 36.