Q5. The altitude of a right triangle is 7 cm less than its base. If the hypotenuse is 13 cm, find the other two sides.
Let the length of the base of the triangle be .
Then, the altitude length will be: .
Given if hypotenuse is .
Applying the Pythagoras theorem; we get
But, the length of the base cannot be negative.
Hence the base length will be .
Therefore, we have
Altitude length and Base length