# How do you use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side of the triangle given: b = 5, c = 8?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 19, 2016

If 8 is the hypotenuse than side

If 8 is not the hypotenuse than sude

#### Explanation:

You have not declared if the triangle is a right triangle ( has a 90 degree angle) nor have you declared if the side c is the hypotenuse or not. However, by including the use of Pythagoras you have implied it is a right triangle.

Let the unknown side be labeled

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