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Squares and Square Roots

Squares and Square Roots

The Pythagorean Theorem Examples

Example 1

A right triangle has one leg of length 5 and a hypotenuse of length 16. What is the length of the other leg of the triangle?

Example 2

A right triangle has a hypotenuse of 30 inches. Both of its legs are the same length. How long is a leg of this right triangle?