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 triangleâ€™s hypotenuse as well as its shorter sides. ðŸ”Š

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

The roofâ€™s hypotenuse measured much longer than the slanted sides. ðŸ”Š

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

Eighth-graders were able to solve geometry problems using division to find the length of a triangleâ€™s long hypotenuse. ðŸ”Š

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