Curiously enough, the base of his nose also was an hypothenuse.
The latter is usually based on the known relation of an hypothenuse to its base and altitude.
If mathematicians had had more Greek, perhaps the misspelt form ‘hypothenuse’ would not have survived so long.
If the hypothenuse of a right angle triangle is 35 feet and the base 21 feet, what is the altitude?
The true and the beautiful was never better demonstrated by Euclid through angle, square, or hypothenuse.
It meets the hypothenuse at an obliquity greater than the limiting angle, and is therefore totally reflected.
For the hypothenuse of a triangle is clearly always shorter than the sum of the other sides.
If you hadn't you'd know that a square deal on the hypothenuse is equal to the sum of the square deals on the other two sides.