# The legs of a right triangle measure 9 feet and 12 feet what is the length of of the hypotenuse?

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Dec 8, 2016

#### Answer:

The length of the hypotenuse is 15 feet.

#### Explanation:

To determine the length of a side of a right triangle you use the Pythagorean Theorem which states:

Substituting the information provided and solving for