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The length of one leg of a right triangle is 48 ft, and the length of the hypotenuse is 50 ft. What is the length of the other leg

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Willi

Use the pythagorean theorem (a^2 + b^2 = c^2). 48^2 + b^2 = 50^2 (the hypotenuse is always plugged in as the "c" value. This simplifies to 2304 + b^2 = 2500. Subtract 2304 from 2500 and you get b^2 = 196. Take the square root of 196, which becomes b=14. The answer is 14 ft

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