How do you use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side of the triangle given: b = 5, c = 8?
If 8 is the hypotenuse than side
If 8 is not the hypotenuse than sude
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