# SOLUTION: I'm trying to the determine the base of a right hand triangle that has a base of 4 and height 4 - I was told the answer is b-5.66 where does the 5.66 come from?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Bodies-in-space Question 464636: I'm trying to the determine the base of a right hand triangle that has a base of 4 and height 4 - I was told the answer is b-5.66 where does the 5.66 come from?Answer by nerdybill(7012)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!They are applying the Pythagorean theorem: a^2 + b^2 = c^2 where 'a' and 'b' are the legs of a right triangle and 'c' is the hypotenuse (longest side) 4^2 + 4^2 = c^2 16 + 16 = c^2 32 = c^2 sqrt(32) = c 5.66 = c