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A right triangle with both legs = to X, and hypotenuse of 16.Examine the triangle shown at right. Solve for twice, using two different methods. Show your work for each method clearly.  

This triangle is similar to a special right triangle.

A second way to solve for would be to use the Pythagorean Theorem.

Using the Pythagorean Theorem you get
Combine like terms you get .
Solve for and simplify your radical.