# Math

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If one leg of a right triangle is 8 inches long, and the other leg is 12 inches long. How many inches long is the triangles hypotenuse?

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Pythagorean theorem

A^2 + B^2 = Hyp.^2

8^2 + 12^2 = Hyp.^2

I'll let you do the calculations.

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