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In a right-angled triangle, the side opposite the right angle is" called the Hypothenuse ; and the other two sides are cal4ed the Legs, and sometimes the Base and Perpendicular.
Elements of Geometry: With Practical Applications ... - Page 43
by George Roberts Perkins - 1847 - 308 pages

## The shipwright's vade-mecum [by D. Steel].

David Steel - 1805 - 390 pages
...Right-angled Triangle is that which has one right angle. / In a right-angled triangle, the side opposite to the right angle / is called the hypothenuse, and the other two sides the legt, or / sometimes, the base and perpendicular. * An Oblique-angled Triangle is that which has...

## A Course of Mathematics ...: Composed for the Use of the Royal Military ...

Charles Hutton - Mathematics - 1811
...is a perpendicular 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...called the Hypothenuse ; and the other two sides are cal4ed the Legs, and sometimes the Base and Perpendicular. 56. When an angle is denoted by three letters,...

## Mechanics Magazine, Volume 3

Industrial arts - 1825 - 486 pages
...incapable of being measured exactly by the other. 8. In every right-angled triangle, that side which is opposite the right angle is called the hypothenuse, and the other two sides are called the Aost and perpendicular. . unj srfT 9. In any other triangle, if we call any side the base, the other...

## An Introduction to Mensuration and Practical Geometry

John Bonnycastle - Geometry - 1829 - 252 pages
...perpendicular falling upon it from the opposite angle. 45. In a right-angled triangle the side opposite to the right angle is called the hypothenuse; and the other two sides are called legs. PRACTICAL GEOMETRY. 21 D / -E B *47. The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided...

## A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 10

Thomas Curtis - Aeronautics - 1829 - 814 pages
...is a perpendicular let fall from an angle or its vertex to the opposite side or base. Fig. 24. 39. In a right-angled triangle the side opposite the right angle is called the HYPOTUENUSE, and the oilier two sides are called the LEGS, or sometimes the base and perpendicular....

## The Mechanic's Calculator: Comprehending Principles, Rules, and Tables in ...

William Grier - Mechanical engineering - 1839 - 344 pages
...is a perpendicular 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 the Hypotenuse ; and the other two sides are called the Legs, and sometimes the Base and Perpendicular....

## The National Arithmetic ...: Combining the Analytic and Synthetic Methods ...

Benjamin Greenleaf - Arithmetic - 1841 - 314 pages
...side, called the base, as C, D. A *"" ' r»" B 54. In a right-angled triangle, the side opposite to the right angle, is called the hypothenuse : and the other two sides are called the lei:*, and sometimes the base and perpendicular ; thus, A, B is the base, B, C perpendicular, and A,...

## The Mechanic's Calculator: Comprehending Principles, Rules, and Tables in ...

William Grier - Mechanical engineering - 1842 - 320 pages
...fall from an angle, >«. 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 the Hypotenuse ; and the other two sides are called the Legs, and sometimes the Base and Perpendicular....