How do you solve for the missing side, c, of a right triangle if #a=12# and #b=16#?
1 Answer
Mar 3, 2018
See a solution process below:
Explanation:
The Pythagorean Theorem states, for a right triangle:
Where:

#c# is the hypotenuse of the right triangle 
#a# and#b# are the legs of the right triangle
Substituting and solving for