Jayden and Sheridan both tried to find the missing side of the right triangle. A right triangle is shown. One leg is labeled as 7 centimeter

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Jayden and Sheridan both tried to find the missing side of the right triangle. A right triangle is shown. One leg is labeled as 7 centimeters. The hypotenuse is labeled as 13 centimeters.Jayden’s WorkSheridan’s Worka2 + b2 = c2a2 + b2 = c272 + 132 = c272 + b2 = 13249 + 169 = c249 + b2 = 169218 = c2b2 = 120Square root 218 equals square root c squared.Square root b squared equals square root 120.14.76 ≈ cb ≈ 10.95Is either of them correct? Explain your reasoning

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Jayden and Sheridan both tried to find the missing side of the right triangle. A right triangle is shown. One leg is labeled as 7 centimeters. The hypotenuse is labeled as 13 centimeters.

Jayden’s Work

Sheridan’s Work

a2 + b2 = c2

a2 + b2 = c

272 + 132 = c272 + b2 = 132

49 + 169 = c

249 + b2 = 169

218 = c2b2 = 120

Square root 218 equals square root c squared.

Square root b squared equals

square root 120.

14.76 ≈ cb ≈

10.95Is either of them correct?

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In a right triangle

hypotenuse^2 = leg1 ^2 + leg2^2

13^2 = 7^2 + leg2^2

leg2^2 = 120

leg 2 = 10.9544511501

Basically, whoever said 10.95 is correct.

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