The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 5ft long. The longer leg is 1ft longer than the shorter leg. (answer)

Shorter leg is 3 ft. Longer leg is 4 ft. Hypotenuse is (given as) 5 ft. This is a standard 3-4-5 right triangle. It was used by the ancient Egyptians and others to make a right angle for construction of pyramids and other things. There is another triangle with unit dimensions...