Hypotenuse of Right Triangle is the longest side
- Breck Jacobs
- Right Triangles
Drag slider a and slider b, which correspond to sides a and b, to create a right triangle with given leg lengths. Move the points marked x and compare the leg lengths with the length of the hypotenuse labeled c.
After moving the points marked x, what do you notice about the length of the hypotenuse compared to the length of each leg? Does the leg length of a right triangle every become longer than the length of the hypotenuse?