## anonymous 5 years ago Find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose legs are 8 and 15 units in length.

pythagorean theorum: $a ^{2} + b ^{2} = c^{2}$ yours is: $8^{2} + 15^{2}=c ^{2}$ $c ^{2} =289$ so, c, or the hypotenuse = $\sqrt{c}=\sqrt{289}=17$