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If the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle has length of 8, then

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If the hypotenuse of an isosceles right triangle has length of 8, then the area of the triangle is

A. 4
B. 4√2
C. 8
D. 8√2
E. 16


An isosceles right triangle has angle 45-45-90, whose sides are in the ratio \(1:1:\sqrt{2}\)

As the hypotenuse of the isosceles triangle is 8, the other sides measure \(\frac{8}{\sqrt{2}}\) = base = height

Therefore, the area for this triangle is \(\frac{1}{2}*\frac{8}{\sqrt{2}}*\frac{8}{\sqrt{2}} = \frac{64}{4} = 16\)(Option E)
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