How do you use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side of the right triangle with the given measures given c is the hypotenuse and we have a = 6, b = 10?

2 Answers
Feb 14, 2016

Answer:

c ≈ 11.66

Explanation:

Pythagoras' Theorem states that ' the square on the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other 2 sides'

for this triangle it means that : # c^2 = a^2 + b^2#

hence # c^2 = 6^2 + 10^2 = 36 + 100 = 136#

now # c^2 = 136 rArr c = sqrt136 ≈ 11.66 #

Feb 14, 2016

Answer:

11.66

Explanation:

as we know hypotenuse is the largest side in a right angle triangle so by using the Pythagoras equation which is #c^2=a^2 + b^2# now after placing the values # c^2= 6^2+10^2#
#c^2= 36+100#
now we will cancel the square on #c^2# and place a square root on #√136# so the ans will be #11.66#