# Theorem Of Pythagoras(right angled triangle)

• Jan 21st 2009, 05:43 AM
joe89
Theorem Of Pythagoras(right angled triangle)
A diagram shows a right angled triangle with pt=26b and rt=24
Use the theorem of Pythagoras to find pr.
• Jan 21st 2009, 05:49 AM
Chop Suey
Quote:

Originally Posted by joe89
A diagram shows a right angled triangle with pt=26b and rt=24
Use the theorem of Pythagoras to find pr.

Where's the diagram of triangle PTR?

With what you gave, we can not tell whether one side is a leg, or another is the hypotenuse.

Give it a try: if a and b are legs of a right triangle and c is the hypotenuse of the triangle, then $a^2 + b^2 = c^2$
• Jan 21st 2009, 06:27 AM
mollymcf2009
24^2 + b^2 = 26^2