The hypotenuse of a triangle is 26 feet long. One leg of the triangle is 14 feet longer than the other leg. What are the lengths of the legs of the triangle?
The two lengths are 10 feet and 24 feet.
By Pythagoras Theorem,
Since the hypotenuse, c is 26 feet long,
Hence the answer is 10 feet and 24 feet.
Lengths of the legs are
Let length of one leg of the triangle be
leg can not be negative so,
Hence lengths of the legs are