# How do you use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the missing side given a = 24, b = 10?

Jun 16, 2015

$c = 26$

#### Explanation:

If the missing side $c$ is the hyptenuse you get:
${c}^{2} = {a}^{2} + {b}^{2}$
${c}^{2} = {24}^{2} + {10}^{2} = 676$
and $c = \sqrt{676} = 26$