posted by devin .
one side of a right triangle has 2cm less than the hypothuse, and 7cm more than the third side
what is the lenghnt of each side
The one side = s, other side = s-7, hypotenuse = s+2
Use Pythagorean theorem.
s^2 + (s-7)^2 = (s+2)^2
Solve for s and then the other sides.
I hope this helps.