## anonymous one year ago Help Please! Subject: Hypotenuse Q. 2 of 5 @ali2x2 @ab854

1. anonymous

Ok, what's the question?

2. anonymous

The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 50 millimeters long. One leg of the right triangle is 30 millimeters long. What is the length of the other leg? 20 millimeters 30 millimeters 40 millimeters 60 millimeters

3. anonymous

Again we use pyragothean theorem (a^2 + b^2 = c^2), but this time we set it up as follows: 50^2 = 30^2 + b^2

4. anonymous

Then 50^2 - 30^2 = b^2 2500 - 900 = b^2 b^2 = 1600 b = $\sqrt{1600}$ b = 40 centimeters