# A right triangle has a hypotenuse of 25 feet and a leg of 7 feet. What is the length of the other leg?

##### 2 Answers

Mar 21, 2018

24 ft

#### Explanation:

The Pythagorean theorem states that the sum of the squares of the two legs is equal to the hypotenuse squared.

The other leg is 24 ft.

Mar 21, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"Apply "color(blue)"Pythagoras' theorem ""to the triangle"#

#"let the length of unknown leg be x"#

#rArr25^2=7^2+x^2#

#rArrx^2=25^2-7^2#

#rArrx=sqrt(625-49)=sqrt576=24" feet"#