# Using the Pythagorean theorem how would you find B if A =12 and c=17?

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Aug 11, 2016

#### Answer:

Depending on which side is the hypotenuse,

#### Explanation:

It is not clear from the question which side is the hypotenuse.

The sides are usually given as either AB or

Let's consider both cases.

"If c is the hypotenuse"

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