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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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    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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    Ms. Sue, I was debating between 12 and 14.. Thanks for the help. :)

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    You're welcome.

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