# Hypotenuse

A Hypotenuse is the longest side of a right triangle.

## References

### 2015

- (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypotenuse
- QUOTE: In geometry, a hypotenuse (alternate spelling: hypothenuse[1]) is the longest side of a right-angled triangle, the side opposite of the right angle. The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle can be found using the Pythagorean theorem, which states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

### 1999

- (Wolfram Mathworld , 1999) ⇒ http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Hypotenuse.html
- QUOTE: The hypotenuse of a right triangle is the triangle's longest side, i.e., the side opposite the right angle. The word derives from the Greek hypo- ("under") and teinein ("to stretch").

- The length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle can be found using the Pythagorean theorem.