# Solve for c 5.5^2+14.1^2=c^2 5.52+14.12=c2
Rewrite the equation as c2=5.52+14.12.
c2=5.52+14.12
Take the square root of both sides of the equation to eliminate the exponent on the left side.
c=±5.52+14.12
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
Simplify the right side of the equation.
Raise 5.5 to the power of 2.
c=±30.25+14.12
Raise 14.1 to the power of 2.
c=±30.25+198.81
c=±229.06
c=±229.06
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
First, use the positive value of the ± to find the first solution.
c=229.06
Next, use the negative value of the ± to find the second solution.
c=-229.06
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
c=229.06,-229.06
c=229.06,-229.06
c=229.06,-229.06
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
c=229.06,-229.06
Decimal Form:
c=15.13472827…,-15.13472827…
Solve for c 5.5^2+14.1^2=c^2

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