# hypothenuse

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

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## Examples from the Web for hypothenuse

### Historical Examples

#### 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