# hypotenuse

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## hypotenuse

the side in a right-angled triangle that is opposite the right angle

## hypotenuse

[hī′pät·ən‚üs]
(mathematics)
On a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle.

## hypotenuse

(mathematics)
The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.

## hypotenuse

In a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle. See sine.
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2w = 24 in our notation), subtract in turn from it, each of the two legs, (so obtaining 24 - 3 = 21 and 24 - 4 = 20) and then add the hypotenuse to it (giving 24 + 5 = 29).
In addition, we have the result that, if (a, b, c) is a PPT, and if w = x = a + b + c is the diameter of the excircle on the hypotenuse, c, then (2w - b, 2w - a, 2w + c) is also a PPT.
Starting with a PPT (a, b, c), construct the excircle on the hypotenuse, of diameter w as found above.
Inside this new circle, using the diameter line that is parallel to the hypotenuse of the original triangle, construct the right-angled triangle with legs 2w - b and 2w - a, as we know we can.
A small group of students expressed the hypotenuse in each right triangle as [square root of ([x.
That is, students argued that the hypotenuse was the minimum length by showing that any other point on the segment that joins the bases of the two poles will produce a larger distance.
What about right angled triangles in which the hypotenuse and another side differ by 1?

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