# SOLUTION: The length of one leg of a right triangle is 15 feet. The length of the hypotenuse is 9 feet longer than the other leg. Find the length of the hypotenuse and the other side.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 464103: The length of one leg of a right triangle is 15 feet. The length of the hypotenuse is 9 feet longer than the other leg. Find the length of the hypotenuse and the other side. Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The length of one leg of a right triangle is 15 feet. The length of the hypotenuse is 9 feet longer than the other leg. Find the length of the hypotenuse and the other side. -------------------- Let the other leg be "x". Then hypotenuse = "x+9". ---- Equation: leg^2 + otherleg^2 = hypotenuse^2 15^2 + x^2 = (x+9)^2 225 + x^2 = x^2+18x+81 --- 18x = 144 x = 8 (leg) x+9 = 17 (other leg) ======================= Cheers, Stan H. =================