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 #12 #, #8 #, and #6 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?
It is easiest to work out this type of problem with a drawing. Essentially, we want the rectangle area, which is simply B x 6. So, we only need to calculate B from the triangle.
B = 8.94 ; 8.94 x 6 = 53.7