   # Given hypotenuse of a right angled triangle ABC is 17 cm and its base is 15 cm,what is the area of triangle ABC in cm^2?

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Given hypotenuse of a right angled triangle ABC is 17 cm and its base is 15 cm,what is the area of triangle ABC in cm^2? posted Dec 7, 2018

60 cm^2

Using Pythagorean Theorem we find missing side: SQRT(17^2-15^2)=8 cm
The area A=8*15/2=60 cm^2 answer Dec 7, 2018

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