# A right triangle has sides A, B, and C. Side A is the hypotenuse and side B is also a side of a rectangle. Sides A, C, and the side of the rectangle adjacent to side B have lengths of #7 #, #6 #, and #15 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?

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Feb 18, 2016

#### Explanation:

The above (not to scale) picture contains the information given in the problem. In many geometry problems, drawing a picture is a good way to start.

The area of the rectangle is the product of the lengths of its sides, in this case

Substituting in the given values for

Thus the area of the rectangle is