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 #4 #, #6 #, and #9 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?
The given configuration can not exist. Please correct and re-submit.
The question claims that side A is the hypotenuse with a length of
The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle must be greater than the length of either of the other sides.
Possible valid respective lengths:
Steps in solving this type of problem.
- Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of side B:
- Rectangle's area
#=B xx "rectangle's side"#