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William thinks that the hypotenuse must be the longest side of a right triangle, but Chad does not agree. Who is correct? Support your answer with an explanation and a counterexample, if possible.

Draw a right triangle and label the angle.
What do you notice about the side opposite the angle?
Remember this is the hypotenuse.

Is there any situation where the hypotenuse is not the longest side?
Draw a picture if you can come up with one.