# Algebra

How do you find the missing side length of a right angle triangle with the height of 8ft and the base of 6 feet?

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1. Use the Pythagorean Theorem.

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2. yes i know but I got the answer wrong and I need a little more guidance. Step by step would be helpful. I'm a visual learner...

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3. Visualize a 3-4-5 right triangle (same as a 6-8-10 triangle)

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4. a^2 + b^2 = c^2

8^2 + 6^2 = c^2

64 + 36 = c^2

100 = c^2

? = c

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5. okay....?

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6. Thank you Ms. Sue! Exactly what I needed!!

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7. Bobpursley's answer is also useful.

You're welcome.

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