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2-105.

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 or a counterexample, if possible. Homework Help ✎

Draw a right triangle and label the 90° angle.
What do you notice about the side opposite the 90° 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.