Math HELP!

Sylvia made a poster shaped like the triangle shown below.
The hypotenuse is 26in. one like is is 24 in. and the bottom leg is blank.
What is the length of the the third side of the triangle?
A. 10 in.
B. 12 in.
C. 14 in.
D. 16 in.
Is the answer D?
Thank you

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  1. Use a^2 + b^2 =c^2.

    A is 24, and b is one of the inch amounts. C is 26

    24^2 + b^2 = 26^2

    Now let's plug in 16 as b to see if it is the correct value.

    24^2 + 16^2 = 26^2
    __576 + 256 = 676
    ________832 = 676

    So, D is not the answer.

    Now let's try a different value for b.

    24^2 + 10^2 = 26^2
    __576 + 100 = 676
    ________676 = 676

    So, A is the answer, and not D.

    I hope this helps! :)

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  2. Thank you sooo much!

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  3. You're welcome Callie! :)

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  4. All the answers

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  5. Thank you brady for explaining the answer and not just giving it

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