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A fiel is in the shape of a right triangle. The fence around the perimeter of the field measures 40 m. If the length of the hypotenuse is 17 m, what will be the length of other two sides.

  • Precalculus -

    hmm. 8-15-17 is a standard right triangle, and p=40. Ta-daah!

    algebraically,

    x^2 + (40-17-x)^2 = 17^2
    x = 8 or 15

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    8 and 15

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