## lamthornhill 2 years ago One leg of a right triangle is 4 millimeters shorter than the longer leg and the hypotenuse is 4 millimeters longer than the short leg. Find the lengths of the sides of the triangle.

1. Mertsj

Why did you repost this problem? You know that this triangle is impossible.

2. lamthornhill

I put exactly what was on my homework website..

3. Mertsj

Do you understand that the hypotenuse MUST be longer than either leg?

4. lamthornhill

No cause I don't understand this algebra that I'm taken....... it's be several years since I have been in high school

5. lamthornhill

I got the question wrong to get the answers.... It is a workable question. the answers were, 12, 9, and 15

6. Mertsj

No it isn't. Not if you have stated it correctly.

7. lamthornhill

I copied it word for word from the homework website

8. Mertsj

How can the answers be 12, 9 and 15 if the hypotenuse is 3 more than the short leg?

9. lamthornhill

i don't know........ those are the answers that the website game me....

10. Mertsj

The short leg is 9 and the hypotenuse is 15 according to the answers you posted.

11. lamthornhill

I just put what the website said