   Chapter 8.1, Problem 4SWU ### Calculus: An Applied Approach (Min...

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Ron Larson
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Section ### Calculus: An Applied Approach (Min...

10th Edition
Ron Larson
ISBN: 9781305860919
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# In Exercises 3–6, let a and b represent the lengths of the legs, and let c represent the length of the hypotenuse, of a right triangle. Solve for the missing side length. a = 12 ,   c = 20

To determine

To calculate: The length of missing side b of right triangle, if a=12 and c=20.

Explanation

Given Information:

The legs of a right triangle are, a=12 and b=20.

Formula used:

From Pythagoras theorem, write the relationship among each side for right triangle.

a2+b2=c2

Here, a and b are the length of legs and c is the length of hypotenuse of right triangle.

Calculation:

From the provided information draw the right triangle,

By the use of Pythagorean theorem,

a2+b2=c2<

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