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

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