# In a right triangle, is the square of the hypotenuse the sum of the square of the other two sides?

Apr 10, 2018

As below.

#### Explanation:

Yes.

Pythagoras' theorem, is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle.

It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

As given in the figure above,

color(brown)(c^2 = a ^2 + b^2, " where c is the hypotenuse and a & b are the other two sides"