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    checking

    Instructions are: In a right triangle, find the length of the side not given.
    The sides that are given are, b=1, c=sqrt5
    This is what I have done:
    a^2+b^2=c^2
    a^2+1^2=sqrt5^2
    a^2+1=5
    a^2+1-1=5-1
    a^2=4
    a=2

    Have I got it?
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