# 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?

##### 2 Answers

Mar 20, 2018

The two lengths are 10 feet and 24 feet.

#### Explanation:

By Pythagoras Theorem,

Since the hypotenuse, c is 26 feet long,

Hence the answer is 10 feet and 24 feet.

Mar 20, 2018

**Lengths of the legs are** **ft**

#### Explanation:

Let length of one leg of the triangle be

be

Either

leg can not be negative so,

Hence lengths of the legs are