# One leg in a right triangle is 5 and the hypotenuse is 13. What is the length of the other leg?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 23, 2016

We can just use simple pythagorean theorem on this problem

We know that a leg is 5 and a hypotenuse is 13, so we plug in

And we solve for b, the missing leg

Take the positive square root and we find that

**The length of the other leg is 12**