# In a right triangle, if c = 12 and b = 10, what is the length of a in simplified form?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 1, 2016

As the hypotenuse:

As an arm,

#### Explanation:

It is not indicated whether **a** is the hypotenuse or one of the arms of the right-angle.

If **a** is the hypotenuse.

If **a** is not the hypotenuse: