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Find the Side Length of A Right Triangle

Sohcahtoa and the Pythagorean Theorem

There are many ways to find the side length of a right triangle. We are going to focus on two specific cases.
Case I

When we know two sides of the right triangle, in which case, we will use the pythagorean theorem.
Case II

When we know 1 side and 1 angle of the right triangle, in which case, we will use good old sohcahtoa.


Video Tutorial on Finding the Side Length of a Right Triangle
Practice Problems


Calculate the length of the sides below. In each case, round your answer to the neares hundredth.
Find the length of side X in the triangle below
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Find the length of side X in the right triangle below
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Find the length of side t in the triangle below
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Find the length of side X in the right triangle below
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Calculate the length of side X in the right triangle below
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