# SOLUTION: the problem is if the longest side of a right triangle is 7 more then the second longest side with a total perimeter of 30, what is the length of the shortest side?

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 Question 596752: the problem is if the longest side of a right triangle is 7 more then the second longest side with a total perimeter of 30, what is the length of the shortest side?Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let the measure of the second longest side be represented by . The the measure of the longest side must be represented by . Since the perimeter is the sum of the measures of all three sides, the short side must measure Use Pythagoras: Solve for . Then calculate John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it