# SOLUTION: Can someone please the time to help me solve this problem: In a right triangle, the length of the hypotenuse is 5 and the length of one of the legs is 3, determine the tangants of

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 Question 99215: Can someone please the time to help me solve this problem: In a right triangle, the length of the hypotenuse is 5 and the length of one of the legs is 3, determine the tangants of all three sides. I would be really appreciate it if you did help me. Thank you Answer by stanbon(60776)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Can someone please the time to help me solve this problem: In a right triangle, the length of the hypotenuse is 5 and the length of one of the legs is 3, determine the tangants of all three sides. I would be really appreciate it if you did help me. ------------------------ Draw the triangle and label the hypotenuse as 5 and one of the legs as 3 Let the 3rd leg be "x". Then x^2 + 3^2 = 5^2 x^2 = 5^2 - 3^2 x^2 = 25-9 x^2 = 16 x = 4 ----------- Label the "x"-side with a 4. -------------------- The "tangents of all three sides" is a rather vague qustion. You usually find the tangent of an angle, not a side. Maybe you could clarify what you mean by the question. ================= Cheers, Stan H.