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.