The altitude of right triangle is 7 cm less than its base. If, hypotenuse is 13 cm. Find the other two sides.
Let base of triangle be cm
Let altitude of triangle be cm
It is given that hypotenuse of triangle is cm
According to Pythagoras Theorem, we can say that
Dividing equation by 2, we get
We discard because length of side of triangle cannot be negative.
Therefore, base of triangle = cm
Altitude of triangle = cm