# 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 #5 #, #4 #, and #11 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 6, 2017

The area of the rectangle is

#### Explanation:

From the data given we can draw the following shape:

Since the triangle is right angled, we can determine the length of B using the Pythagorean theorem.

Subtract

Determine the square root.

Since we know that

where