# How do you find the sides of a right triangle?

## How do you find the sides of a right triangle?

The Pythagorean Theorem, a2+b2=c2, a 2 + b 2 = c 2 , is used to find the length of any side of a right triangle.

**What are the 3 sides of a right triangle?**

In a right triangle, the hypotenuse is the longest side, an “opposite” side is the one across from a given angle, and an “adjacent” side is next to a given angle. We use special words to describe the sides of right triangles.

### How do you find one missing side of a right triangle?

How to find the sides of a right triangle

- if leg a is the missing side, then transform the equation to the form when a is on one side, and take a square root: a = √(c² – b²)
- if leg b is unknown, then. b = √(c² – a²)
- for hypotenuse c missing, the formula is. c = √(a² + b²)

**Are 9 12 15 sides of a right triangle?**

The three sides 9 in, 12 in, and 15 in do represent a right triangle. Since the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, this is a right triangle.

## Are 2 sides equal in a right triangle?

A right triangle has one angle equal to 90 degrees. A right triangle can also be an isosceles triangle–which means that it has two sides that are equal. A right isosceles triangle has a 90-degree angle and two 45-degree angles. This is the only right triangle that is an isosceles triangle.

**Does 9 12 and 17 make a right triangle?**

Explanation: By virtue of the Pythagorean Theorem, in a right triangle the sum of the squares of the smaller two sides equals the square of the largest side. Only 9, 12, and 15 fit this rule.

### Are all sides of triangle equal?

In geometry, an equilateral triangle is a triangle in which all three sides have the same length. In the familiar Euclidean geometry, an equilateral triangle is also equiangular; that is, all three internal angles are also congruent to each other and are each 60°….

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Internal angle (degrees) | 60° |