## anonymous 3 years ago what is the length of leg S of the triangle below (can someone please solve this)

1. anonymous

2. anonymous

$a ^{2}+b ^{2}=c ^{2}$

Use the pythagorean formula which states the sum of each side squared is equal to the square of the hypotenuse. Do you know which side is the hypotenuse?

4. anonymous

no i dont :( nidnt know how to solve it

The longest side is the hypotenuse, it is also the side that is opposite the right (90 degree) angle.

In your triangle it is the one that is given a measure of $\sqrt{18}$

Do you want to solve this problem?

8. anonymous

okay !

What is the hypotenuse squared? In other words what is:$\sqrt{18}\sqrt{18}$

Next square the side that is given (3). that is what is 3*3 ? That would be 9.

Waiting for the $\sqrt{18}\sqrt{18}= ????$

$\sqrt{18-9}=\sqrt{9}=3$ A A A A A

13. anonymous

okay so now that you solved tht one i can hopefully do the rest becuase now i have an example to go off of thank you