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can somebody solve this for me The longer leg of a 30°-60°-90° triangle is 18.

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What is the length of the other leg
asked Jul 11, 2013 in GEOMETRY by harvy0496 Apprentice

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The longer leg of a 30 - 60 - 90 triangle is hypotenuse.

So, length of the hypotenuse = 18.

For a 30 - 60 - 90 triangle, length of the short leg = (1/2) * the hypotenuse.

The length of the short leg = 18/2 = 9.

Therefore, the length the other leg is 9.

 

answered Aug 5, 2014 by lilly Expert

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