Posted by Brieson on .
trianglefind the length of the missing side? a= 16, b = 63 please walk me through this.

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Damon,
It must be more than 63  16 = 47
It must be less than 63 + 16 = 79
Other than that I do not know without knowing the angle between sides.
If it is a right triangle, is 63 the hypotenuse? 
Algebra 
Brieson,
yes it is a right triangle b is the side length and a is the base

Algebra 
PsyDAG,
Pythagorean theorem.
a^2 + b^2 = h^2
16^2 + 63^2 = h^2
Solve for h.