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?
c ≈ 11.66
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#
# c^2 = 6^2 + 10^2 = 36 + 100 = 136#
# c^2 = 136 rArr c = sqrt136 ≈ 11.66 #
as we know hypotenuse is the largest side in a right angle triangle so by using the Pythagoras equation which is
now we will cancel the square on