# How do you use the pythagorean theorem to solve a=x-5 b=x 2 c=13?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 22, 2016

So acceptable value of x is 10

#### Explanation:

Here sides are

Taking c as larger side i.e. hypotenuse

we can apply Pythagorean theorem

**So acceptable value of x is 10**

otherwise a and b will be negative for x = -7