# In a right triangle, if #a=3# and #b=6#, what is the value of #c#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

When trying to find the area of a right triangle, we use the Pythagorean Theorem:

In this case we are given the values for

Which is equal to:

So:

**Note**: The answer could also be a decimal or fraction. I chose to represent it in this way because it is the most exact. You could find either of the other answers by using a calculator.