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 #6 #, #2 #, and #14 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?
The only way that description makes sense is for rectangle B to have the one side indicated as 14 and the unknown side is the third side of the triangle. From the Pythagorean Theorem this is:
The Rectangle area is thus: