# SOLUTION: I completely dont understand what your supposed to do if one of the sides of the right angle triangle is a decimal, or if the sides a and b are decimals.

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 Question 268694: I completely dont understand what your supposed to do if one of the sides of the right angle triangle is a decimal, or if the sides a and b are decimals.Answer by solver91311(16868)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Why? Decimals are just the same as any other numbers. If you are using Pythagoras, just substitute the numbers. You might need to use a calculator, and you may end up with a numerical approximation rather than the exact answer -- but a number is a number is a number whether it is a natural number or an integer or a fraction or a decimal. John