Using the Pythagorean Theorem to find a Missing Hypotenuse - Concept

Concept (1)

The hypotenuse of a right triangle is the side that is opposite of its right angle. Sometimes we have problems that ask us to find the missing hypotenuse of a right triangle. We can use the Pythagorean theorem to find the hypotenuse, but only if we know the length measure of the two legs.

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Using the Pythagorean Theorem to find a Missing Hypotenuse - Problem 1

Problem 1

How to calculate the hypotenuse in a right triangle given the lengths of the legs using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Using the Pythagorean Theorem to find a Missing Hypotenuse - Problem 2

Problem 2

How to calculate the length of a diagonal in a rectangle given its side lengths.
Using the Pythagorean Theorem to find a Missing Hypotenuse - Problem 3

Problem 3

How to find the surface area of a triangular prism using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Using the Pythagorean Theorem to find a Missing Hypotenuse - Problem 4

Problem 4

How to find the radius of a circle centered at the origin, given the (x, y) coordinates of a point on the circle.