# Consider a rectangle with a diagonal drawn between two vertices. Two right triangles are formed, each with one leg #5# inches longer than the other. The diagonal measure #25# inches. What do the legs measure?

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Oct 13, 2016

Since a rectangle is a two dimensional shape with four right angles, we can apply pythagorean theorem.

Let

A negative answer for a leg of a triangle is not possible, so the legs measure

Hopefully this helps!