# hypothenuse

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

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### 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 WoodworkEdwin W. Foster

If mathematicians had had more Greek, perhaps the misspelt form ‘hypothenuse’ would not have survived so long.

The Legacy of GreeceVarious

If the hypothenuse of a right angle triangle is 35 feet and the base 21 feet, what is the altitude?

Chicago, Satan's SanctumL. O. Curon

The true and the beautiful was never better demonstrated by Euclid through angle, square, or hypothenuse.

The Oriental RugWilliam D. Ellwanger