Using the Pythagorean Theorem, find the length of a leg of a right triangle if the other leg is 8 feet long and the hypotenuse is 10 feet long.
A. 6
B. 12.81
C. 4v 41
D. 36

a^2+b^2=c^2... a^2+8^2=10^2... a^2+ 64=100... a^2+64-64=100-64... a^2=36... the square root of 36=6. The lenth of the leg is 6 feet.

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