# Using the pythagorean theorem, how do you solve for the missing side given a = 6 and b = 8?

Aug 22, 2016

$= 10$

#### Explanation:

$h = \sqrt{{p}^{2} + {b}^{2}}$

Hence we can write

$h = \sqrt{{6}^{2} + {8}^{2}}$

$= \sqrt{36 + 64}$

$= \sqrt{100}$

$= 10$