Posted by Elleighette B. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:09pm.
The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 13 cm. The length of one leg is 5 cm. Find the length of the other leg.

Math  Algebra  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:15pm
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
5^2 + b^2 = 13^2
25 + b^2 = 169
b^2 = 144
b = 12

Math  Algebra  Elleighette B., Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:20pm
Ms. Sue, I was debating between 12 and 14.. Thanks for the help. :)

Math  Algebra  Ms. Sue, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:20pm
You're welcome.
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