# Appendix A - Review - A.2 Geometry Essentials - A.2 Assess Your Understanding - Page A19: 16

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#### Work Step by Step

Since we have a right triangle with legs $a$, $b$ and the hypotenuse $c$, then by the Pythagorean theorem, we have $$c^2=a^2+b^2.$$ Thus, the hypotenuse is given by $$c=\sqrt{a^2+b^2}=\sqrt{14^2+48^2}=\sqrt{2500}=50 .$$

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