# The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 103.1 and one leg is 40. What is the other leg?

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Mar 23, 2017

#### Explanation:

The Pythagorean theorem states that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. The equation that represents this relationship is:

where

We know

Rearrange the equation to isolate

Take the square root of both sides.