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 #, #12 #, and #14 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?
Use Pythagoras to find the length of the third side of the triangle, then : Area = length x breadth.
:By Pythagoras, the third side of the triangle is
This is also the breadth of the rectangle.
Area = length x breadth
Area = 14 x
= 14 x