# Find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose legs are 8 and 15units in length.

**Solution:**

Consider x as the length of a right triangle

Using the Pythagorean formula,

x^{2} = 152 + 82

By further calculation

x^{2} = 225 + 64

x^{2} = 289

So we get

x = √289

x = 17units

Therefore, the length of the hypotenuse is 17units.

## Find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose legs are 8 and 15units in length.

**Summary:**

The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose legs are 8 and 15 units in length is 17units.