What is the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle if the two other sides are of lengths 12 and 10?

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Jim G. Share
Mar 8, 2018

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#2sqrt61~~15.62" to 2 dec. places"#

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#"using "color(blue)"Pythagoras' theorem"#

#"if h is the hypotenuse then"#

#h^2=12^2+10^2#

#rArrh=sqrt(12^2+10^2)#

#color(white)(rArrh)=sqrt(144+100)#

#color(white)(rArrh)=sqrt244=2sqrt61~~15.62#

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