This is a calculator for the Phytagorean Theorem. Given the two legs of
a right triangle (legs a
you can calculate the hypotenuse (c);
or, if you're given the hypotenuse (c)
and a leg (either a
or b), you
can find the other leg of the right triangle.
corollary of the theorem is that in any right triangle, the hypotenuse
is greater than any one of the legs, but less than the sum of them.
If one leg of a right triangle is 3 inches and the other leg
is 4, what's the length of the hypotenuse?
You can enter into the calculator Leg a = 3 Leg b = 4
and you get
If the hypotenuse of a triangle is 10 ft and a leg is 6 ft, how long is
the other leg of the triangle?