What are the Legs and Hypotenuse of a Right Triangle?

What are the Legs and Hypotenuse of a Right Triangle?

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Looking for some terminology used with right triangles? Then this tutorial was made for you! In this tutorial, you'll be introduced to the names for the different parts of a right triangle. Check it out!

Keywords:

definition

triangle

right triangle

leg

legs

hypotenuse

side

sides

right angle

adjacent

adjacent sides

Background Tutorials

Verify theorems about the relationships in triangles, including proof of the pythagorean theorem, the sum of interior angles, base angles of isosceles triangles, midsegments, and medians, and apply these relationships to solve problems

The Pythagorean theorem is a very popular theorem that shows a special relationship between the sides of a right triangle. In this tutorial, you'll get introduced to the Pythagorean theorem and see how it's used to solve for a missing length on a right triangle!

Did you know that there are different kinds of angles? Knowing how to identify these angles is an important part of solving many problems involving angles. Check out this tutorial and learn about the different kinds of angles!

Further Exploration

Verify theorems about the relationships in triangles, including proof of the pythagorean theorem, the sum of interior angles, base angles of isosceles triangles, midsegments, and medians, and apply these relationships to solve problems

The Pythagorean theorem is a very popular theorem that shows a special relationship between the sides of a right triangle. In this tutorial, you'll get introduced to the Pythagorean theorem and see how it's used to solve for a missing length on a right triangle!