Math  Algebra
posted by Elleighette B. on .
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.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2
5^2 + b^2 = 13^2
25 + b^2 = 169
b^2 = 144
b = 12 
Ms. Sue, I was debating between 12 and 14.. Thanks for the help. :)

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