## 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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