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Special Right Triangles## For the following question,

https://gmatclub.com/forum/figures-x-and-y-above-show-how-eight-identical-triangular-pieces-of-ca-207393.html

## Question link: https:/

Question link: https://gmatclub.com/forum/figures-x-and-y-above-show-how-eight-identica...

You bet. I have provided a detailed solution here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/figures-x-and-y-above-show-how-eight-identica...

## The hypotenuse of a right

(1) The area of the triangle is 25 square centimeters.

(2) The 2 legs of the triangle are of equal length.

## Hi santhosh1989,

Hi santhosh1989,

Here's my step-by-step solution to that question: https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-hypotenuse-of-a-right-triangle-is-10-cm-w...

Cheers,

Brent

## In the below problem, how do

https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-ladder-of-a-fire-truck-is-elevated-to-an-angle-of-60-and-134073.html

Thanks in advance

## Good question!

Good question!

First, we're told that the ladder forms a 60-degree angle with the ground.

Second, the height of any triangle is the length of the line from the top of the triangle to the base, SUCH THAT this line is perpendicular to the base (see Jeff's diagram here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-ladder-of-a-fire-truck-is-elevated-to-an-an...)

Does that help?

Cheers,

Brent

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