1.The formula represents the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle with side lengths a and b. Solve the equation for b. Show your work.

AngelRay
Jan 17, 2018

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

subract a^{2} from both sides

b^{2} = c^{2 }- a^{2}

square root both sides to get

b = sqrt(c^{2 }- a^{2})

so there you go. peace.

Scruffy23.
Jan 17, 2018

#1**+1 **

Best Answer

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

subract a^{2} from both sides

b^{2} = c^{2 }- a^{2}

square root both sides to get

b = sqrt(c^{2 }- a^{2})

so there you go. peace.

Scruffy23.
Jan 17, 2018