# 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 #16 #, #4 #, and #5 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 1, 2016

#### Explanation:

Consider the diagram

Use the pythagorean theorem to find

#color(blue)(a^2+b^2=c^2#

Where

Now we need to find the area of the rectangle,Use

#color(blue)(Area=l*b#

Where

So,Area=