The Pythagorean Theorem
“In a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the legs is equal to the square of the hypotenuse.”
Legs – the two shorter sides of a right triangle.
Hypotenuse – the longer side of a right triangle
We’ll call the LEGS – “a” and “b”, and the HYPOTENUSE – “c”.
Note: The hypotenuse, c, is always the longest side.
a² + b² = c²
A right triangle is a triangle which has an angle that is 90 degrees.