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## Hypotenuse(x, y)

##### Last updated July 18, 2001

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: MathLib

Description:
Returns the hypotenuse of a right triangle by Pythagorean theorem, given the lengths of the other two sides.

Return Values:
Returns a simple value.

Example:

``````<CFSET x=3>
<CFSET y=4>
<CFOUTPUT>
Given:
<UL>
<LI>x = 3
<LI>y = 4
</UL>
The length of the hypotenuse = #Hypotenuse(x, y)#
</CFOUTPUT>
``````

Parameters:

Name Description Required
x Length of one side adjacent to the right angle Yes
y Length of the other side adjacent to the right angle Yes

Full UDF Source:

``````/**
* Returns the hypotenuse of a right triangle by Pythagorean theorem, given the lengths of the other two sides.
*
* @param x                 Length of one side adjacent to the right angle
* @param y                 Length of the other side adjacent to the right angle
* @return Returns a simple value.
* @author Joel Cox (jlcox@goodyear.com)
* @version 1.0, July 18, 2001
*/
function Hypotenuse(x,y)
{
Return(Sqr(x^2 + y^2));
}
``````

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