# How do you find the hypotenuse of a right triangle with legs measuring 5.2 cm and 7.8 cm respectively?

##### 1 Answer

May 9, 2018

The length of the hypotenuse is

#### Explanation:

Use the Pythagorean theorem:

where:

Plug the given values into the equation.

Simplify.

Simplify.

Take the square root of both sides.

The length of the hypotenuse is