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find the perimeter and area of a right triangle if the shortest side is 20m and the longest side is 29m. Include correct units with your solution.

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Steve
since the hypotenuse is the longest side, the other leg, of length x can be found by:
20^2 + x^2 = 29^2
x = 21
so, the perimeter is 20+21+29 = 70
the area is 20*21/2 = 210
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