29-32 Pythagorean Theorem These exercises require the use of the Pythagorean Theorem.
One leg of the right angle triangle measures . The hypotenuse is longer than the other leg. Find the length of the hypotenuse.
The length of the hypotenuse of the right angle triangle.
The length of one leg of the right angle triangle is .
The hypotenuse is longer than the other leg.
For a right angle triangle the Pythagorean Theorem is,
Here, is the perpendicular of the triangle, is the base of the triangle, and is the hypotenuse.
Let the length of the other side of the triangle be .
Then, the length of hypotenuse is .
Substitute for , for and for in equation , to calculate .
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