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 #17 #, #2 #, and #9 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?
Area = (Aproximately)
From the diagram (and using the Pythagorean Theorem)
and using a calculator
The Area of the Rectangle is