Sides of a Right Triangle A certain right triangle has area 84 . O ne leg of the triangle measures…
Sides of a Right Triangle A certain right triangle has area 84 . One leg of the triangle measures 1 in. less than the hypotenuse. Let x represent the length of thehypotenuse.
(a) Express the length of the leg mentioned above in terms of x. Give the domain of x.
(b) Express the length of the other leg in terms of x.
(c) Write an equation based on the information determined thus far. Square both sides and then write the equation with one side as a polynomial with integer coefficients, in descending powers, and the other side equal to 0.
(d) Solve the equation in part
(c) graphically. Find the lengths of the three sides of the triangle.