# SOLUTION: One side of a rectangular stage is 2 meters longer than the other. If the diagonal is 10 meters, then what are the lengths of the sides?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Pythagorean-theorem Question 238643: One side of a rectangular stage is 2 meters longer than the other. If the diagonal is 10 meters, then what are the lengths of the sides?Found 2 solutions by edjones, solver91311:Answer by edjones(7569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let length of one side be x and the other x+2. a^2+b^2=c^2 x^2+(x+2)^2=10^2 x^2+x^2+4x+4=100 2x^2+4x-96=0 x^2+2x-48=0 (x+8)(x-6)=0 x=-8, x=6 The sides are 8 and 6. . Ed Answer by solver91311(16877)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Solve for John