## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

Hypotenuse of the triangle is $\approx 2.8$ m
Let $H =$ hypotenuse of the triangle $a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2}$ $(2.5)^{2} + (1.3)^{2} = H^{2}$ $6.25 + 1.69 = H^{2}$ $7.94 = H^{2}$ $H = \sqrt 7.94$ $H = 2.817...$ $H \approx 2.8$ m