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.

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**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

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

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

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