# SOLUTION: The two legs of a right triangle (ABC) are consecutive even integers. The area of it is {{{ 12 in^2 }}}. Find the lengths of the 2 legs. Use a polynomial equation.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 301524: The two legs of a right triangle (ABC) are consecutive even integers. The area of it is . Find the lengths of the 2 legs. Use a polynomial equation.Answer by nyc_function(2733)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x = first integer Let x + 2 = second integer The area of a triangle can be found using A = (1/2)*b*h. 12 = (1/2)(x)(x + 2) Can you finish now?