In a right triangle, the

**hypotenuse**is the side opposite the 90° angle. The hypotenuse is always the largest side, and given the legs of the triangle, can be calculated using the Pythagorean theorem.
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# Hypotenuse

In a right triangle, the **hypotenuse** is the side opposite the 90° angle. The hypotenuse is always the largest side, and given the legs of the triangle, can be calculated using the Pythagorean theorem.