# SOLUTION: an isosceles right triangle has area of 98 cm to the second power ..find the length of each side

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 133638: an isosceles right triangle has area of 98 cm to the second power ..find the length of each sideAnswer by nycsharkman(136)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!In a right triangle, one of the angles is a right angle—an angle of 90 degrees. A right triangle may be isosceles or scalene. The formula to use is: A = 1/2 times base times height Let x = length of each side (base and height) 98 = 1/2(x)(x) 98 = 1/2(x^2) Divide both sides by 1/2. 98 divided by 1/2 = x^2 196 = x^2 Take square root of both sides. + - 14 = x Since we are looking for length of sides, we MUST REJECT a negative answer for x because distance CANNOT be negative. So, x = 14. This means that each side measures 14cm. Did you follow?