SOLUTION: What do I do if I am given the hypotenuse and need to find the length of a leg? And reverse?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Pythagorean-theorem Question 356089: What do I do if I am given the hypotenuse and need to find the length of a leg? And reverse? Found 2 solutions by mananth, Alan3354:Answer by mananth(13127)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! let the legs of the right triangle be leg1 and leg2 the formula is leg1^2 +leg2^2= hypotenuse ^2 just plug the two values to get the third. hypotenuse^2-leg1^2=leg2^2 ... take square root of the calculated value .. m.ananth@hotmail.ca Answer by Alan3354(34677)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!In a right triangle, if you know 2 sides you can find the 3rd.