Basic Elements of a Right Triangle
In a right triangle, different elements can be distinguished, referring to its sides and angles.
- Legs (or cathetus): are the sides of the triangle that together form the right angle.
- Hypotenuse: is the largest side of the triangle opposite the right angle.
- Right angle: is a 90° angle formed by the two legs.
- Acute angles: the other two angles of the triangle (α and β) are less than 90°.
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Note. Courtesy of the author: José María Pareja Marcano. Chemist. Seville, Spain.
Relationship between Legs and Hypotenuse
AUTHOR: Bernat Requena Serra