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Given triangle ACB is a right triangle and D is the midpoint of AB.
CD = 25
Draw DE perpendicular to AC
Triangle DEB is similar to triangle ACB.
So since D is the midpoint of AB, DB=
(14) = 7. So we mark DE
as having length 7:
Next we use the Pythagorean theorem on right triangle DEC to find
the length of CE:
so we mark CE as 24:
Since triangle DEB is similar to triangle ACB, and DB is half of AB,
BE is half of BC, which makes BE = CE = 24. So we label BE as 24 also:
So that makes the other leg BC = 24+24 = 48.