In this section we learn how to label side lengths in a right angle triangle.
Given a right angle triangle, like the one shown here, its sides are named either:
Like every right angle triangle, it has two acute interior angles, labelled \(a\) and \(b\).
Looking at the triangle we see here, we have no trouble in seeing that the hypotenuse is the side of length \(5\), the side length opposite the right angle.
On the other hand, the side we call adjacent and the side we call opposite depends entirely on whether we're focusing on angle \(a\) or \(b\).
In the following tutorial we learn how to label the sides in a right angle triangle.
Given the right angle triangle \(ABC\) shown here, name the:
Given the right angle triangle shown here, state the length of:
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