Hypotenuse in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Hypotenuse

the longest side of a right triangle

Examples of Hypotenuse in a sentence

Using the Pythagorean Theorem, the mathematician was able to find the triangle’s hypotenuse as well as its shorter sides. 🔊

Each right triangle is made up of three sides including a long side called the hypotenuse. 🔊

The roof’s hypotenuse measured much longer than the slanted sides. 🔊

Pushing a cart up the hypotenuse of the triangular ramp was much easier than trying to lift it. 🔊

Eighth-graders were able to solve geometry problems using division to find the length of a triangle’s long hypotenuse. 🔊

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