IN MATH: 1. n. in a right triangle, one of two shorter sides. 2. n. in an isosceles triangle, one of the two congruent sides (opposite the congruent angles). 3. n. in a trapezoid, one of the nonparallel sides (which may or may not be congruent).
IN ENGLISH: 1. n. one of the two limbs closest to the tail; on a human, one of two lower limbs; 2. n. the support for a table or stool or chair. EX. Don't let the dog chew the table leg. 3. n. part of a trip. EX. During the last leg he traveled by bike. 4. as defined above.
APPLICATION: (see list 140)
1. Find the perimeter of an isosceles triangle which has legs of 12 cm and in which the noncongruent side is 4 cm.
2. The hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle is units in length. Find the measure of each leg.
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