# SOLUTION: How do you find out the perimeter of a right triangle if you are only given the longest and shortest side? The longest side of my triangle is 25in The shortest side is 15in

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 Question 631244: How do you find out the perimeter of a right triangle if you are only given the longest and shortest side? The longest side of my triangle is 25in The shortest side is 15in And the medium side is unknowAnswer by dfrazzetto(277)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! It's a 3, 4, 5 right triangle, with every side scaled (multiplied) by 5 medium side is 4*5 = 20 CHECK via pythagorean theorem: a^2 + b^2 = c^2 15^2 + 20^2 = 25^2 225 + 400 = 625