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Python: Calculate the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle

Python Basic: Exercise-60 with Solution

Write a Python program to calculate the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle.

From Wikipedia,
A right triangle or right-angled triangle, or more formally an orthogonal triangle, is a triangle in which one angle is a right angle. The relation between the sides and angles of a right triangle is the basis for trigonometry. The side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse. If the lengths of all three sides of a right triangle are integers, the triangle is said to be a Pythagorean triangle and its side lengths are collectively known as a Pythagorean triple.

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Calculate the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle

Sample Solution-1:

Python Code :

from math import sqrt
print("Input lengths of shorter triangle sides:")
a = float(input("a: "))
b = float(input("b: "))
c = sqrt(a**2 + b**2)
print("The length of the hypotenuse is:", c )

Sample Output:

Input lengths of shorter triangle sides:
a:  3
b:  4
The length of the hypotenuse is: 5.0

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Sample Solution-2:

Python Code:

def test(x, y):
   h = (x**2 + y**2)**0.5
   return h
print(test(3,4))
print(test(3.5,4.4))

Sample Output:

5.0
5.622277118748239

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