# How do you use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side of the triangl given: Side one: 7, Side two: 24, Side three: c?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 2, 2016

Side c = 25

#### Explanation:

To solve this problem, we should use the Pythagorean Theorem:

Based on the photo above, I'll just say that a=7 and b=24 so you can follow along.

Both of the legs (a and b) are known. We do not know c, but it can be found by plugging in our known values:

Thus,

Take the square root of both sides to find c. The square root

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Therefore, **25 = c**