How do you find the missing lengths of the sides of a right triangle given the legs 4 and the hypotenuse 6?
The missing side length of the right triangle is
When we talk about the side lengths of a right triangle, we typically use the Pythagorean Theorem, as shown here:
We are the length of the a leg of the triangle (
So we can plug in these values into the equation and solve for the other side length. Let's say that the given side length is
And now we simplify:
Subtract both sides by