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Let the length of the shorter leg be L, then the longer leg is L + 14.

By Pythagoras then 262 = L2 + (L + 14)2 = L2 + L2 + 28L + 196 = 2L2 + 28L + 196

676 = 2L2 + 28L + 196 : 2L2 + 28L - 480 = 0 : L2 + 14L - 240 = 0

This can be factored : L2 + 14L - 240 = (L + 24)(L - 10) = 0

As only a positive number answer applies and this is when L - 10 = 0 : L = 10.

The length of the shorter leg is 10 feet.

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Short leg is 6 feet.

You need to know something else to solve: either the long leg or the angle edit: if it is a right triangle you can use a theorem to figure out the other sides. the smallest side is a, the hypotenuse is 2a, the longer leg is a * sqrt (3) if the hypotenuse is 20, the smaller leg is 10.

The short side will be opposite the 30 degree angle. The longer leg is 10*sqrt(3) = 17.32 and the hypotenuse is 20.

9,3,6 The dimensions given above would not be suitable for a right angled triangle which presumably the question is asking about. The dimensions suitable for a right angled triangle in the question are: 9, 12, 15.

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The shorter leg is 9 feet long

There are an infinite number of different sets of lengths that will do it. You have to start by choosing the length of one side, and when you do that, here's how to find the others: Shorter leg = (longer leg) x 0.364 Shorter leg = (hypotenuse) x 0.342 Longer leg = (shorter leg) x 2.747 Longer leg = (hypotenuse) x 0.94 Hypotenuse = (shorter leg) / 0.342 Hypotenuse = (longer leg) / 0.94

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The shorter leg is 1/2 of the hypotenuse, while the longer leg is (sin60°) times the hypotenuse or about 0.866 times as long. (7.8/0.866) gives the hypotenuse as 9.0 and 9.0/2 = about 4.5 unitsor use the tangent ratio:7.8/tan 60° = 4.5033321 or about 4.5 in length

Use the rule that the shortest leg has length p, the other leg has length 2p and the hypotenuse has length p*sqrt(3) Where sqrt(number) if the square root of the number.

Short leg is 6 feet.

.The hypotenuse is twice as long as the shorter leg The longer leg is twice as long as the shorter leg.

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