# What is the value of c?

Feb 9, 2017

c is 26

#### Explanation:

Since it is a right triangle and we are given the two shorter legs, the hypotenuse is found by

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

${c}^{2} = {10}^{2} + {24}^{2} = 100 + 576 = 676$

$c = \sqrt{676} = 26$