## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Hypotenuse $\approx 8.5$ in.
Let $H =$ the hypotenuse side $a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}$ $3^{2} + 8^{2} = H^{2}$ $9 + 64 = H^{2}$ $73 = H^{2}$ $\sqrt 73 = H$ $H = 8.544...$ $H \approx 8.5$ in.