RT triangle and height

Calculate the remaining sides of the right triangle if we know side b = 4 cm long and height to side c h = 2.4 cm.

Correct answer:

a =  3 cm
c =  5 cm

Step-by-step explanation:

b=4 cm h=2.4 cm  b2=c12+h2 c1=b2h2=422.42=516=3.2 cm  c1c2=h2 c2=h2/c1=2.42/3.2=59=1.8 cm  c=c1+c2=3.2+1.8=5 cm  a=c2b2=5242=3 cm
c=c1+c2=3.2+1.8=5 cm

Try calculation via our triangle calculator.




Did you find an error or inaccuracy? Feel free to write us. Thank you!



avatar







Tips to related online calculators
Pythagorean theorem is the base for the right triangle calculator.
See also our trigonometric triangle calculator.

You need to know the following knowledge to solve this word math problem:


 
We encourage you to watch this tutorial video on this math problem: video1   video2

Related math problems and questions: