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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
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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....
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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,...
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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....
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Euclid's Elements of geometry [book 1-6, 11,12] with explanatory notes ...

Euclides - 1845 - 544 pages
...line is said to be applied to that line. Prop. XLVII. In a right-angled triangle, the side opposite to the right angle is called the hypothenuse, and the other two Sides, the base and perpendicular, according to their position. It is not indifferent on which sides of the...
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An Introduction to Mensuration and Practical Geometry

John Bonnycastle - Geometry - 1848 - 288 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. 46. An angle is usually denoted by three letters, the one which stands at the angular point being...
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