Posted by **Brieson** on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:09pm.

triangle-find the length of the missing side? a= 16, b = 63 please walk me through this.

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**Damon**, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:13pm
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?

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**Brieson**, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:27pm
yes it is a right triangle -b is the side length and a is the base

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**PsyDAG**, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:52pm
Pythagorean theorem.

a^2 + b^2 = h^2

16^2 + 63^2 = h^2

Solve for h.

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