IN MATH: 1. n. in a right triangle, the longest side; the side opposite the right angle.EX.The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the two other sides. 2. n. in a right triangle, the length of the side across from the right angle.

IN ENGLISH: 1. as defined above.
APPLICATION: (see list 140)
1. Given legs of 7 and 24 inches in length, find the length of the hypotenuse.
2. If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is 5 cm long and one leg is 4 cm long, how long is the other leg?
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