# Relation between the altitude to the hypotenuse and the legs of a right triangle

## Description

Right triangle or right-angled triangle is a triangle in which one angle is a right angle (that is, a 90-degree angle). Altitude of a triangle is a line segment through a vertex and perpendicular to (i.e. forming a right angle with) a line containing the base (the opposite side of the triangle). For the right triangle there is a relation between the altitude to the hypotenuse and the legs of a right triangle.

Related formulas## Variables

f | The altitude from the vertex with the right angle (m) |

a | One side (leg) of the right triangle (m) |

b | Other side (leg) of the right triangle (m) |