Chapter 5.4, Problem 26E

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Textbook Problem

An isosceles right triangle has a hypotenuse of length 10 cm. How long is each leg?

To determine

**To Find:**

Length of the each side of the isosceles triangle.

Explanation

Given An isosceles right triangle has a hypotenuse of length 10 cm.

The figure can be redrawn as,

From the given data,

Length of hypotenuse is 10 cm.

Let the length of the side is *x *cm, as it is isosceles triangle then the sides of the two sides are equal.

From the figure,

AC= 10,

Then the ABC becomes the right triangle.

From the Pythagorean Theorem,

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