# 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 #, #2 #, and #9 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?

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Mar 5, 2016

Area of a rectangle is

#### Explanation:

Hypotenuse

Cathetus

Cathetus

By Pythagorean Theorem

Therefore,

The rectangle, built on cathetus

Therefore, its area is