



 
Hi Kasey, The hypotenuse is the side of a right triangle that is opposite the right angle. The other two sides are sometimes called legs. The theorem of Pythagoras states that is the legs of a right triangle have lengths a and b and the hypotenuse has length c then a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}, in other words a squared plus b squared equals c squared. It looks to me that you have a right triangle with legs of length 96 and 108 units. If this is the case the hypotenuse has length c where
thus
and hence
Penny
 


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