Mathematics

Dear Jiskha,
I will appreciate if you can show me step by step how this geometry math question is solved.

Using the Pythagorean Theorem,how do i find the length the unknown side 'b'.
Side 'a' has a measurement of 1...the hypotenuse: a square root of 2.

Your help is appreciated.

asked by Ryan
  1. hypot^2=b^2 + 1^2
    or
    sqrt2 )^2=b^2+1
    b^2=2-1
    b=1

    posted by bobpursley

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