# 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 #16 # and the triangle has an area of #72 #. What are the lengths of sides A and B?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 14, 2016

12.04(approx)

#### Explanation:

Let the length of side A or B = x and base is 16. So the height is

Now the area of triangle = 1/2 * base * height

=

Therefore,

or,

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or, x =