# How do you find the missing sides of a right triangle given a = ____, b = 24, c = 30?

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May 19, 2015

Side

We will use the Pythagorean theorem:

Solve

Take the square root of

May 21, 2015

Ratio of the sides of right triangle: 3 : 4: 5

Ratio --> 18: 24: 30.

Then a = 18.