# 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 #14 #, #4 #, and #3 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?

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Dec 24, 2017

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The image above is the shapes we are dealing with from the question.

We can use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of

The Pythagorean Theorem states:

Substituting the values from the problem and solving

The formula for the area of a rectangle is:

Substituting the value from the problem and the value we calculated and calculating

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