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Find the perimeter and area of a right triangle if one leg measures 24 ft. and the other leg measures 70 ft. Please show the steps so I can do the next one. Thanks

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  1. First, use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse.

    a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    24^2 + 70^2 = c^2
    576 + 4900 = 5476
    c = 74

    Now you have the three sides for the perimeter.

    A = 1/2bh
    A = 1/2 * 24 * 70
    A = (1/2) * 1680
    A = 840 sq. ft.

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