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The shorter leg of a right triangle is
6 inches shorter than the longer leg. The hypotenuse is 6 inches longer than the longer leg. Find the side lengths of the triangle.

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  1. (x-6)^2 + x^2 = (x+6)^2

    or, consider that a 3-4-5 triangle has sides which differ by 1. You have a triangle whose sides differ by 6.

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