# The lengths of two sides of a right triangle are 11 inches and 15 inches. To the nearest tenth of an inch, what could the length of the third side of the triangle?

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Jun 28, 2016

#### Explanation:

2 scenarios are possible if length of 2 sides of a right triangle are 11 inches and 15 inches. One scenario is hypotenuse is one of the 2 sides provided and another scenario is hypotenuse needs to be determined.

**Scenario 1:**

The 3rd side to be determined is hypotenuse which is the longest side. In that case, the length of the 3rd side is

**Scenario 2:**

The hypotenuse has been provided and it is 15. In this case, the length of the 3rd side is