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Since the lengths of the sides of a triangle are positive, x  1 > 0 and thus x > 1 so in particular x is positive. Thus x  1 is the length of the shortest side and it can't be the hypotenuse (as the hypotenuse is always the longest side).
What if the hypotenuse has length x + 6? Hope this helps to get you started.  


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