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The Problem

one leg of a right triangle has a length of 5m. the other sides have lengths that are consecutive integers. find these lengths

Answer provided by our tutors

length = 5m 

and the length of other side be 

x and x+1

so 

since the triange is right angled we know that

x2 + (x+1)2 = 52

=> x = 3 m

then the other side is = 4 m

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