# SOLUTION: If I have an isosceles right triangle with the longest side having 48", what is the length of the 2 remaining sides? Please show the formula.....thank you very much.

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 Question 42746: If I have an isosceles right triangle with the longest side having 48", what is the length of the 2 remaining sides? Please show the formula.....thank you very much.Answer by fractalier(2101)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Well the Pythagorean Theorem says a^2 + b^2 = c^2 but since the triangle is isosceles, a = b, so we have a^2 + a^2 = 48^2 2a^2 = 2304 a^2 = 1152 a = 24*sqrt(2)