MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# How do I find the answer?

Accepted Solution

A:

We can use the pythagorean theorem to find this answer. [tex]a^2 + b^2 = c^2[/tex] where a and b are the triangle legs and c is the hypotenuse. In this case, we're missing one of the legs.

[tex]7^2 + b^2 = 8^2[/tex]

[tex]49 + b^2 = 64[/tex]

[tex]b^2 = 15[/tex]

[tex] b = \sqrt{15}[/tex]

Therefore, the missing side is approximately is 3.88.

[tex]7^2 + b^2 = 8^2[/tex]

[tex]49 + b^2 = 64[/tex]

[tex]b^2 = 15[/tex]

[tex] b = \sqrt{15}[/tex]

Therefore, the missing side is approximately is 3.88.