# Using the pythagorean theorem, how do you solve for the missing side given a = 18 and b = 16?

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Feb 27, 2017

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The Pythagorean Theorem states:

Assuming the lengths of the sides given in the problem are for a right triangle you solve for

The length of the missing side or hypotenuse is: