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One side of a right triangle is twice the length of another

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One side of a right triangle is twice the length of another [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2017, 23:06
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One side of a right triangle is twice the length of another side.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The degree measure of the smallest angle of triangle
30



A. The quantity in Column A is greater
B. The quantity in Column B is greater
C. The two quantities are equal
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

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Re: One side of a right triangle is twice the length of another [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2017, 02:49
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It depends on which side is the double of what other side.

If we have that one leg is the double of the other, then the hypotenuse would be square root of three that side and we would have a 30-60-90 triangle.

If, instead, it is the hypotenuse that is the double of a leg, we can't say the smallest angle is 30°.

That's why answer D
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