Mammoth Memory

Hypotenuse

Hypotenuse – The longest side of a right angle triangle, opposite the right angle.

Salesman displaying the pots he has for sale the high pot (hypotenuse) is the longest one

Our high pot (hypotenuse) is the longest one.

 

Or

A pot suspended high above a fire is a high pot in use (hypotenuse) for the longest length

This high pot in use (hypotenuse) for the longest length.

 

Example 1

Example of a right angled triangle with each side labeled showing the hypotenuse as the longest side on the triangle

In this right angled triangle the hypotenuse is the longest side.

 

Example 2

The hypotenuse of this triangle is 15cm long and it is the longest side of the triangle

The hypotenuse of this triangle is 15cm long.

 

 

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