# What is the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle if the two other sides are of lengths 8 and 3?

Dec 17, 2015

$\sqrt{{8}^{2} + {3}^{2}} = \sqrt{64 + 9}$

$= \sqrt{73}$

#### Explanation:

${a}^{2} + {b}^{2} = {c}^{2}$

$a = 3$

$b = 8$

$c = \sqrt{{a}^{2} + {b}^{2}}$

$= \sqrt{73}$