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Q: When can the leg of an isosceles triangle be used as the height of the triangle?

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Any length greater than 3 inches.

An isosceles triangle is in effect two right angled triangles joined together and in this case they have bases of 5 units and heights of 2 units so use Pythagoras' theorem to find the hypotenuse which will be the length of one of the equal legs of the isosceles triangle:- 52+22 = 29 and the square of this is about 5.385164807 or 5.385 to 3 dp

Find this using the Pythagorean theorem (a=(1/2 * 8) b=the altitude c = 6).

First you half all the sides, so 4cm, them you multiply by pi, giving the radius as 12pi, or 12.56637061

If the hypotenuse and a leg of a right triangle are congruent to the hypotenuse and a leg of another right triangle, then the triangles are congruent.

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If the base of an isosceles triangle is 11 and its perimeter is 39, then it has a height of 12.87.

square root of 28

It is one of the two equivalent sides on the isosceles triangle.

Square root of 45.

A "leg" is the term used in geometry to describe the two sides that are equal in length in an isosceles triangle.

The base.

The isosceles triangle wasn't invented. The word isosceles is from Late Latin and from Greek isoskelēs, from iso- + skelos leg.

The word "isosceles" comes from Greek roots and means "equal leg." An isosceles triangle has two sides of equal length.

Either of the two congruent sides of an isosceles triangle. See attached link for a picture.

What is the length of a leg of an isosceles right triangle if it is area is 72 square inches?

12!!

Each leg works out as 9.998489886 to comply with Pythagoras' theorem for a right angle triangle.

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