# What is the hypotenuse-leg theorem?

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Apr 25, 2018

The Hypotenuse-Leg Theorem states that if the leg and hypotenuse of one triangle is equal to the leg and hypotenuse of another triangle, then they are congruent.

#### Explanation:

For example, if I had one triangle with a leg of 3 and a hypotenuse of 5, I'd need another triangle with a leg of 3 and a hypotenuse of 5 to be congruent.

This theorem is similar to the other theorems used to prove triangles congruent, like Side-Angle-Side, [SAS] Side-Side-Angle [SSA], Side-Side-Side [SSS], Angle-Side-Angle [ASA], Angle-Angle-Side [AAS], Angle-Angle-Angle [AAA].

Source and for more info:

My Geometry notes

https://www.onlinemathlearning.com/hypotenuse-leg.html

https://www.ixl.com/math/geometry/hypotenuse-leg-theorem