# math

find the perimeter and area of a right triangle if the shortest side is 20 mm. and the longest side is 52 mm. include correct units with each part in solution.

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1. Now I did one very similar to this for you a couple of hours ago. You try.

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posted by Damon
2. i think P = a + b + c right?
and A = 1/2bh right?

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posted by jenna
3. yes and c = 52 = sqrt (a^2+b^2)

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posted by Damon
4. (because the longest side is the hypotenuse, not one of the legs)

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posted by Damon
5. im still a little confused with this problem....

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posted by jenna
6. i don't think im getting this problem...would it be 20 * 52 = 1040 mm?

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posted by jenna

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