[hahy-poth-uh-noos, -nyoos]


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Examples from the Web for hypothenuse

Historical Examples of hypothenuse

  • 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.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster

  • 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.

    The Oriental Rug

    William D. Ellwanger