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Posted by **Dingbat** on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12:27pm.

the leg to the very left is 6 cm and the leg to the top is 10 cm. the bottom leg has a x for unknown.

My teacher gave me the answer since I couldn't figure it out and she told me that it is 8 centimeters. And I can't figure out how to solve this question. so can someone please try to help me understand how to solve this question please??? thank you

- 7th grade math -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12:32pmWe need to use the Pythagorean Theorem.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

a = one leg

b = one leg

c = hypotenuse

a^2 + 6^2 = 10^2

a^2 + 36 = 100

a^2 = 100 - 36

a^2 = 64

a = 8

- 7th grade math -
**Dingbat**, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12:33pmthank you so much mrs.sue you are a lifesaver. :D

- 7th grade math -
**Dingbat**, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12:34pmBut what does ^ mean??

- 7th grade math -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12:34pmYou're very welcome, Dingbat.

- 7th grade math -
**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12:34pm^ means to the power of

6^2 = 6 squared

- 7th grade math -
**Dingbat**, Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 12:36pmokay thank you :)

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