# The legs of a right triangle are 5 and 11. How do you find the exact value of the hypotenuse?

##### 1 Answer

The exact value of the hypotenuse is

#### Explanation:

To solve this question you need to use the pythagorean theorem.

Which states

Where

Knowing this information we can plug in our values :)

We need to solve for

Take the square root of both sides.

Now we are left with:

Which is approximately equal to