What is the Hypotenuse?
The hypotenuse is the longest side of a triangle.
What is the Pythagorean Theorem?
Also known as Pythagoras' Theorem, the Pythagorean Theorem is an
equation that solves for the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle.
To calculate the hypotenuse, use the pythagorean theorem as follows:
A2 + B2 = C2
A and B are the lengths of the legs of the triangle. C is the hypotenuse.
Example: A right triangle with a length of Leg A as 50 inches and a
length of Leg B as 50 inches has a hypotenuse of:
502 + 502 = C2
C2 = 5000
C = 70.7107 inches