# How do you use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse if one leg is 34 and the other leg is 18?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 25, 2017

#### Explanation:

The **Pythagorean theorem** states that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Algebraically, it is

**Known**

**Unknown:**

**Solution**

Plug the known values for

**Simplify.**

**Simplify.**

**Take the square root of both sides.**