The sides of a right triangle containing the right angle are (5x) cm and (3x-1) cm. If the area of the triangle is 60 cm^2, calculate the length of the sides of the triangle.

### Asked by kadtej83 | 24th Jan, 2019, 05:37: AM

Expert Answer:

### The sides of a right triangle containing the right angle are (5x) cm and (3x-1) cm.
Area of triangle = 60
Solving this we get x = 3 or x = -3/8
As x ≠ -3/8 hence x = 3
The sides of a triangle are 15 cm and 8 cm.
Find hypotenuse of a triangle using Pythagoras we get 17 cm.

### Answered by Sneha shidid | 24th Jan, 2019, 09:50: AM

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