Compute the hypotenuse of a right triangle.
Since a² + b² = c² or,
(leg)² + (other leg)² = (hypotenuse)²,
(hypotenuse) = ((leg)² + (other leg)²).
Enter lengths for the legs.
Press "hypotenuse" to compute.
() = (()² + ()²) =

IN MATH: 1. n. property of a right triangle traditionally stated as a² + b² = c², where a and b are the lengths of the legs and c is the length of the hypotenuse. EX. The Pythagorean theorem is named for a Greek gentleman named Pythagoras.

IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above.

APPLICATION: See list 270.

1. A right triangle has legs of 6 cm and 8 cm. Find the length of the hypotenuse.


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