Triangle - Hypotenuse

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The Hypotenuse of a right triangle is the side opposite the right angle in the triangle.

 

The Hypotenuse is the long side
A right triangle is the only triangle that has an Hypotenuse.

 

The length of the Hypotenuse of a right triangle is calculated using the formula:

 

Hypotenuse = The square root of [A2 + B2] where A and B are the short sides of the triangle.

 

The length of one of the short sides of a right triangle can be calculated using the following formula:

 

A = The square roof of [Hypotenuse2 - B2] where A and B are the short sides of the triangle.

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