# Algebra

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I I have the hypotenuse of a right triangle that is 50 yds long and the other two sides are equal in length, how do I find one of the sides.

Thank you

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a^2+b^2=c^2
The two sides are equal and you know c, so..
2a^2=50
Solve for a.

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Thank you so it would be a=5, correct

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So sorry! It should be 2a^2=50^2

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Jessie --

Each side should be about 35.36 yards.

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2 a^2 = 50^2 = 2500
a^2 = 1250
a = 35.36 yds, and Ms Sue has stated.

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