# How would I find the area of a 45-45-90 triangle with one side of length 73?

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Nov 25, 2015

#### Explanation:

Now i hope you are aware of the Pythagoras Theorem which states;

Additionally

This is the definition of a Pythagorean triplet where m>n

Now notice BC = AC in the above image

For this scenario we have special formula;

So this is a nice template for this type of a triangle;

For the side provided to be the hypotenuse it has to be a multiple of

So we can make out first assumption

Now its just substitution;