Megan D.

asked • 05/28/16

Let x be the shorter leg of a right triangle. The longer leg is 9 cm less than 3 times the shorter leg, and the hypotenuse is 1cm more than twice the shorter l

This problem was given to me by my math teacher in a practice quiz to review for our exam.
Let x be the shorter leg of a right triangle. The longer leg is 9 cm less than 3 times the shorter leg, and the hypotenuse is 1cm more than twice the shorter leg. Find all three side lengths.
 
He also gave us the answers:
8cm, 15cm, 17cm
Couod someone help me understand how to get to the answer?

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Mark M. answered • 05/28/16

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