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5-69.

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 $90º$ angle.
What do you notice about the side opposite the $90º$ 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.