In a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse and is the longest side. Plane Geometry - Page 47by John Charles Stone, James Franklin Millis - 1916 - 278 pagesFull view - About this book
| John Hamilton Moore - Nautical astronomy - 1810 - 644 pages
...acute-angled triangle. XV. A RIGHT-ANGLED TRIANGLE bas one of its angles right, or containing 90 degrees ; **the side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse, and the other two sides are called** legs ; that which stands upright is called the perpendicular, and the other tne base : thus BC is the... | |
| Nathaniel Bowditch - Nautical astronomy - 1826 - 746 pages
...obtuse-angled triangle, and an acute angled triangle. XV. A RIGHT-ANGLED TRIANGLE has one of its angles right : **the side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse ; and the other two sides are called** legs ; that which stands upright, is called the perpendicular, and the other the ¿eat ; thus BC is... | |
| Thomas Tegg - Reference books - 1827 - 382 pages
...which has only two equal sides, as BEF. HI. A right-angled Triangle has one of its E angles right ; **the side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse, and the** oilier two sides arc called legs ; that which Mauds upright is called the perpendicular, and the other... | |
| Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1835 - 544 pages
...cosine, tangent, radius, &c. respectively. NOTE 2. In a right angled triangle, the side subtending **the right angle is called the hypotenuse ; and the other two sides** which contain the right angle are called the legs ; one of the legs is also called the perpendicular,... | |
| Euclid - 1835 - 540 pages
...cosine, tangent, radius, &c. respectively. NOTE 2. In a right angled triangle, the side subtending **the right angle is called the hypotenuse ; and the other two sides** which contain the right angle are called the legs ; one of the legs is also called the perpendicular,... | |
| William Grier - Mechanical engineering - 1839 - 324 pages
...let fall from an angle, or its vertex, to the opposite side, called the base. 55. In a right-angled **triangle, the side opposite the right angle is called...Hypotenuse ; and the other two sides are called the Legs,** and sometimes the Base and Perpendicular. 56. When an angle is denoted by three letters, of which one... | |
| William Grier - Mechanical engineering - 1842 - 320 pages
...>«. or its vertex, to the opposite side, called j/ IN. the base. ^- '—^ • 55. In a right-angled **triangle, the side opposite the right angle is called...Hypotenuse ; and the other two sides are called the Legs,** and sometimes the Base and Perpendicular. jj v 56. When an angle is denoted by three letters, of which... | |
| Nathaniel Bowditch - 1846 - 854 pages
...obtuse-angled triangle, and an acute-angled triangle. XV. A RIGHT-ANGLED TRIANGLE has one of its angles right; **the side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse ; and the other two sides are called** legs ; that which stands upright is called the perpendicular, and the other the base ; thus BC is the... | |
| Olinthus Gilbert Gregory - 1848 - 572 pages
...6. A right-angled triangle is that which has one of its angles a rijilit angle. The side opposite to **the right angle is called the hypotenuse, and the other two sides** the legs. 7. An oUiqu-e angled triangle has all its angles oblique. 8. An obtuse angled triangle has... | |
| John Davis - Circle-squaring - 1854 - 190 pages
...degrees contained in the arc of the circle gives £he measure of the angle. 39. In every right angled **triangle the side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse, and the other two sides** the legs of the triangle. 40. The height or altitude of a figure is a line drawn from the uppermost... | |
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