First take out the two rectangles formed on the hypotenuse; place them in the two lateral grooves, and lower the triangle.
Therefore the square on the hypotenuse must equal the sum of these two squares.
Mr. Isadore Binswanger inserted a toothpick between his lips and stretched his limbs out at a hypotenuse from the chair.
A, walking from corner to corner, may be said to diangulate the hypotenuse of the meadow.
The hypotenuse of this triangle would be a right line drawn from Thapsacus to Babylon, which he estimates at 4800 stadia.
The square on the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equivalent to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.
We see, too, that the interior figure is a square, and that it is constructed on the hypotenuse of the triangles in question.
If we take away the other two triangles instead, we have left the square on the hypotenuse.
Each of the other sides is the mean proportional between the hypotenuse and the segment of the hypotenuse adjacent to that side.
One week later he decided that he should have cupped his hands and shouted, "You hypotenuse hussy!"
In a right triangle (a triangle that has one right angle), the side opposite the right angle. (See Pythagorean theorem.)
mathematics
The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
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