About Reverse Hypotenuse Calculator (Formula)
The Reverse Hypotenuse Calculator is a tool used to calculate the length of the unknown side of a right triangle based on the length of the hypotenuse and the length of the known side. This calculator applies the following formula, derived from the Pythagorean theorem:
S2 = √(H^2 – S1^2)
In this formula:
- S2 represents the length of the unknown side, also known as the reverse hypotenuse.
- H denotes the length of the hypotenuse.
- S1 represents the length of the known side.
By entering the values of the hypotenuse and the known side into the Reverse Hypotenuse Calculator, the length of the unknown side (reverse hypotenuse) can be determined.
The formula utilizes the Pythagorean theorem, which states that in a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. By rearranging the formula, we can solve for the unknown side.
It is important to note that this calculator assumes a right triangle and applies the Pythagorean theorem accordingly. If the input values do not satisfy the conditions of a right triangle, the result may not be meaningful or accurate.
The Reverse Hypotenuse Calculator simplifies the process of finding the length of the unknown side, saving time and effort in manual calculations. However, it is always advisable to verify the results and perform additional checks when dealing with complex or critical applications.