# Find the length of the missing leg of a right triangle given a leg of length 8 and a hypotenuse of length 10?

**Solution:**

A right triangle given a leg of length 8 and a hypotenuse of length 10

Let us assume x is the missing leg of a right triangle.

hypotenuse^{2} = leg^{2} + leg^{2}

10^{2} = 8^{2} + x^{2}

x^{2} = 100 - 64

x^{2} = 36

x = √36

x = 6

Therefore, the length of the missing leg is 6.

## Find the length of the missing leg of a right triangle given a leg of length 8 and a hypotenuse of length 10?

**Summary:**

The length of the missing leg of a right triangle given a leg of length 8 and a hypotenuse of length 10 is 6.

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