# SOLUTION: the lenght of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 34 inches and the length of one of its legs is 16inches what is the length in inches of the other legf the right triangle

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 Question 550555: the lenght of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 34 inches and the length of one of its legs is 16inches what is the length in inches of the other legf the right triangleAnswer by mananth(12269)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Pythagoras theorem states that Hypotenuse ^2= leg1^2+leg2^2 Hypotenuse = 34 leg1 = 16 leg2^2= hypotenuse ^2 - leg1^2 Leg2^2= 34 ^2 - 16 ^2 Leg2^2= 1156 - 256 Leg2^2= 900 take the square root leg2= 30 inches m.ananth@hotmail.ca