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# In geometry, how to you solve for the length of sides of a right triangle?

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  VB (361) Use Pythagorean's theorem. a^2 + b^2 = c^2 where a and b are the lengths of the legs of the triangle and c is the length of the hypothenuse (longest side). Plug in the two values that you know, then use algebra to get the remaining side by itself.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  kepke (46) Right triangle has 3 sides, a hypotenuse (the longest one, c) and 2 other sides (a,b). You can calculate by using Pythagoras Theorem: c*c=a*a + b*b, i can't write squares but i think that it should be written like this c^2=a^2 + b^2. It's pretty simple.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  Mark60 (14) In a right triangle, the length of a certain side can be computed by using Pythagorean Theorem that is : a^2 + b^2 = c^2. Therefore, to solve the length of one side, the length of the other two sides should be given.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883) A squared plus B squared equals C squared. A and B are the straight sides of the triangle. C is the hypotenuse.

 +1 vote! +5 you voted Answer by  willard (874) The lengths of the sides of a right triangle are related by the pythagorean theorem a^2 + b^2 = h^2, where a and b are the lengths of the sides adjacent to the right angle, and h is the length of the hypotenuse.