# A right triangle has sides A, B, and C. Side A is the hypotenuse and side B is also a side of a rectangle. Sides A, C, and the side of the rectangle adjacent to side B have lengths of #15 #, #8 #, and #7 #, respectively. What is the rectangle's area?

##### 2 Answers

Area of the rectangle

#### Explanation:

We can compute for side

because by Pythagorean Theorem

Compute now for the area of the rectangle

Let

Area

Area

Area

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#### Explanation:

Consider the diagram

Use the Pythagorean theorem to find the length of

Where

A little confusion! yeah

Remember like this

The square of Hypotenuse of a right triangle equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides

Now we need to find the area of the rectangle

Area of rectangle

Where