# A right triangle has one leg that is 8 inches shorter than the other leg, the hypotenuse is 30 inches long, how do you find the length of each leg?

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Jun 3, 2017

#### Answer:

The legs are

#### Explanation:

The lengths of the two short sides (the legs of the right-angle) are:

The length of the hypotenuse is

Write an equation using Pythagoras' Theorem:

Solve for

The legs are

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