Posted by Lindsle on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:45pm.
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 + (x9)^2 = 45^2
just guessing at a 345 triangle, try
273645
yep. 27 is 9 less than 36.