High School Math : Isosceles Triangles

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Example Question #2 : How To Find The Length Of The Side Of A 45/45/90 Right Isosceles Triangle


The measure of the sides of this isosceles right triangle are . Find the measure of its hypotenuse, .

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An isosceles triangle is a special triangle due to the values of its angles.  These triangles are referred to as  triangles and their side lenghts follow a specific pattern that states you can calculate the length of the hypotenuse of an isoceles triangle by multiplying the length of one of the legs by the square root of 2.

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