# SOLUTION: Find the length of the third side of the right triangle. Give an exact answer and an approximation to three decimal places. leg a = 27 hypotenuse = 30 leg b =

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Radicals Question 171995This question is from textbook Introductory Algebra : Find the length of the third side of the right triangle. Give an exact answer and an approximation to three decimal places. leg a = 27 hypotenuse = 30 leg b = This question is from textbook Introductory Algebra Found 2 solutions by Alan3354, KnightOwlTutor:Answer by Alan3354(30993)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Find the length of the third side of the right triangle. Give an exact answer and an approximation to three decimal places. leg a = 27 hypotenuse = 30 leg b = ---------------------- b^2 = 30^2 - 27^2 b^2 = 900 - 729 = 171 b = sqrt(171) b =~ 13.077 Answer by KnightOwlTutor(293)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Use the Pythagorean theorem a^2+b^2=c^2 27^2+b^2=30^2 729+b^2=900 Subtract 729 from both sides b^2=171 take the square root of both sides 13.0766 13.077