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Question from Jay, a parent:

Given: An Isosceles Triangle with the area=16m squared. What would be the length of each leg.

Hi Jay.

This could be any shape of isosceles triangle - acute, obtuse or even right-angled. Each has a different leg length.


The relationship between the area of an isosceles triangle and the length of the leg depends also on at least one other measurement: an angle, height, or base length for example.

Stephen La Rocque.

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