# A rectangle has a width of 15 inches and a diagonal of 17 inches. Find the length of the rectangle in inches?

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- 1 year ago
It's 8 inches. Go here:

- KrishnamurthyLv 71 year ago
A rectangle has a width of 15 inches and a diagonal of 17 inches.

The length of the rectangle: sqrt (17^2 - 15^2) = 8 inches

- Donnie PorkoLv 71 year ago
8 inches. Know your right triangle triples. (3,4,5), (8,15,17), (5,12,13), (7,24,25).

Pythagorean theorem. For a right triangle: a^2 + b^2 = c^2 where a and b are the sides and c is the hypotenuse.

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- D.E.B.S.Lv 71 year ago
A rectangle has right angles so we know that 15sqrd + Lsqrd = 17sqrd

so L = 17*17 - 15* 15

L = 8

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