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Question by  fddd (12)

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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