How do you use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side of the right triangle with the given measures: A= 8, C= 16?
The missing side of the right triangle is
The formula for the Pythagorean Theorem is
You are given a=8 and c=16 so plug those numbers into the formula:
Subtract 64 from both sides
Square root both sides to get rid of the exponent
Factor 64 out of 192
Rewrite 64 as
Pull terms out from under the radical
The result can be shown in both exact and decimal forms.
13.856406456 . . .