## anonymous 4 years ago A right triangle has one side of length 11and a hypotenuse of length 12. How long is the third side of the triangle?

1. ash2326

hi, do you know Pythagoras theorem?

2. ash2326

we are given that hypotenuse is 12 in length and one side is 11 , we need to find the third side . let it's length be x |dw:1328028599813:dw|

3. anonymous

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4. ash2326

Countrychick do you know Pythagoras theorem? if you tell me I'd be able to help you better

5. anonymous

I don't know what that is.

6. amistre64

its of the form: a^2 + b^2 = c^2 where a and b are legs of a triangle, and c is the hypotenuse

7. amistre64

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8. ash2326

It states that hypotenuse's square is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides here $12^2=11^2+x^2$ $144=121+x^2$ $x^2=23$ so the third side is $\sqrt{23}$

9. anonymous

Thanks!