An isosceles triangle has sides A, B, and C, such that sides A and B have the same length. Side C has a length of #32 # and the triangle has an area of #16 #. What are the lengths of sides A and B?
First things first - we start off with a diagram!
Not the most elegant diagram in the world, but it does the job. By convention, the side opposite angle
Now, we can apply Pythagoras' Theorem in one of the right-angled triangles. We have the height