How do you find the remaining sides of a #45^circ-45^circ-90^circ# triangle if the longest side is 12?
The other two sides (they are equivalent in length) are
The longest side in a right triangle (a triangle with a 90 degree angle) is the hypotenuse.
45-45-90 triangle ratio of sides:
In other words, the hypotenuse can be found by multiplying the one of the side lengths by
That means that each of the smaller sides can be found by dividing the hypotenuse by the square root of 2.