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Who is asking: Student
Level: Middle

If I know the base and the slanted side of a right triangle, how do I figure out the height?



Hi Bill,

You can use Pythagoras' Theorem. If a right triangle has side base of length b, height a and the slant side (called the hypotenuse) has length c then

a2 + b2 = c2

Thus if you know b and c then



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