# How do you find the length of the hypotenuse when the other two sides’ measurements are 6 feet and 8 feet?

Jul 1, 2015

The other side is color(green)(10.

#### Explanation:

The Pythagoras theorem goes as follows:

color(blue)(a^2+b^2 = c^2

Here :color(blue)(a=6, b=8

$\textcolor{b l u e}{{6}^{2} + {8}^{2}} = {c}^{2}$
$36 + 64 = {c}^{2}$
$100 = {c}^{2}$
$c = \sqrt{100} = 10$
So, the other side is color(green)(10.