# What is the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose legs are 8 and 15 units in length?

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Apr 9, 2018

#### Answer:

17 units.

#### Explanation:

let`s name the unknown quantity as

so according to the Pythagorean formula...

i..e..

which is

doing the square root on both the sides,

i.e.

hence the length of the hypotenuse is 17 units.