#### Answer

$10=x$

#### Work Step by Step

The Pythagorean Theorem states that if $a$ and $b$ are the legs of a right triangle and $c$ is the hypotenuse, then $a^2+b^2=c^2$. We plug in the values for $a$, $b$, and $c$, using the legs and the hypotenuse of the right triangle shown, and then solve the equation using the properties of algebra and equality: $$6^2+8^2=x^2$$$$36+64=x^2$$$$100=x^2$$$$\sqrt {100}=\sqrt {x^2}$$$$10=x$$