# What is the length of the missing leg? 8 in b b= 17 in

What is the length of the missing leg?
8 in
b
b=
17 in

## This Post Has 3 Comments

1. Expert says:

2. ARAYAMYHAND says:

Step-by-step explanation:

*^2= squared*

1)The formula to calculate the missing leg of a triangle is a^2 + b^2 = c^2.

Subsituting in the formula, 8^2+17^2=c^2.

2) Simplify values, 64+289=c^2, 353=c^2

3) find the square root of the value that is left, (square root)353=18.8 (rounded to 10th place).

4) 18.8=c

3. Expert says:

Ithink the answer is c just trying to others