# How to Use right triangle in a Sentence

## right triangle

• Pythagorean triples are sets of numbers that correspond to the sides of right triangles.
Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 25 Aug. 2017
• So, when the side lengths of a right triangle are labeled a, b, and c, the Pythagorean theorem may be written as the equation a2 + b2 = c2.
Joshua A. Krisch, Popular Mechanics, 6 Dec. 2013
• If your trig is hazy, just remember that all trig functions tell us about the ratio of sides for right triangles.
Rhett Allain, WIRED, 14 Mar. 2023
• Here is a picture: Since the ground is perpendicular to the tree, its shadow forms one side of a right triangle.
Rhett Allain, Wired, 14 Mar. 2022
• The former’s course is 0.64 miles and will be a compact right triangle with Massachusetts Ave.
Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Aug. 2022
• The Pythagorean theorem provides an equation to calculate the longer side of a right triangle by summing the squares of the other two sides.
Leila Sloman, Scientific American, 10 Apr. 2023
• If the two legs of a right triangle each have the same rational length, Hippasus is said to have shown, its hypotenuse cannot have a rational length.
Quanta Magazine, 9 July 2013
• Each Hirzebruch surface is obtained by chopping off the top corner of this right triangle.
Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022
• Since x and y are perpendicular to each other, these components form the sides of a right triangle.
Rhett Allain, WIRED, 18 June 2019
• His theorem, a part of Euclidean geometry taught in many high school math classes, states that the hypotenuse of a right triangle (the side opposite the right angle) equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, 21 June 2018
• This equation also represents a fundamental property of right triangles — that the square of the longest side, or hypotenuse, is the sum of the squares of the other two shorter sides.
Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 29 Aug. 2017
• Now imagine that your right triangle has an angle that is constantly increasing.
Rhett Allain, WIRED, 14 Mar. 2023
• Under the rules for creating these 2D pictures, a four-dimensional ball becomes a right triangle.
Leila Sloman, Quanta Magazine, 17 Oct. 2022
• Today, Pythagorean triples are still useful in calculating the lengths of each side of a right triangle, namely in navigation and construction.
Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 16 Aug. 2021
• Remember the Pythagorean Theorem for solving right triangles, that x2 + y2 = z2?
Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, 1 Sep. 2017
• Remember the Pythagorean Theorem for solving right triangles, that x2 y2 = z2?
Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, 1 Sep. 2017
• Consider a hypothetical rigid object that is shaped like a right triangle with virtually all of its mass concentrated at its vertices.
Quanta Magazine, 5 Dec. 2019
• That humble equation describing a right triangle led to the invention of coordinate geometry, an essential tool for mapping and measuring the planet.
Valerie Ross, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2012
• Scenario 2: Summation and Symmetry Consider a hypothetical rigid object that is shaped like a right triangle with virtually all of its mass concentrated at its vertices.
Quanta Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020

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