# The two shorter sides of a right triangle have the same length. The area of the right triangle is 7.07 square, what is the length of the triangle?

##### 1 Answer

Each of the equal sides has a length of 3.760 and the hypotenuse has a length of 5.318

#### Explanation:

Uh, I don't get what exact measurement of the triangle you want so I'll give you the length of all 3 sides.

In your case you've described an isosceles right triangle. Meaning the angle between the two equal sides is 90 degrees. Since we know that the formula for the area of a triangle is

Now to find the hypotenuse, we can use Pythagoras' Theorem that states that

In our case a and b are equal and we know that