Question

Asked Nov 1, 2019

The first leg of a right triangle is 2 cm longer than its second leg. If the hypotenuse has a length of 4 cm, find the exact lengths of the two legs.

Step 1

Let the length of the second leg be *x*.

Then the length of the first leg is *x+2*.

From the given, the length of the hypotenuse is 4 cm.

By Pythagorean Theorem, for a right triangle,

Step 2

Solving the quadratic e...

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