# SOLUTION: is it possible for a leg of a right triangle to be longer than its hypotenuse? if it is when does this occur? if it is not, why not?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Geometry Word Problems Question 22667: is it possible for a leg of a right triangle to be longer than its hypotenuse? if it is when does this occur? if it is not, why not? Found 3 solutions by Juliet, stanbon, Ahmad81:Answer by Juliet(2)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Yes do you want me to explain why?????????????? Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A leg cannot be longer than the hypotenuse. The largest angle in a right triangle is 90 degrees. In a triangle the length of the sides opposite the three angles are directly proportional to the size of the angles they are opposite.. Since the 90 degree angle is the largest angle , the side opposite the 90 degree angle is the largest side. Answer by Ahmad81(1)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!It maybe if we deal with Non-Euclidean triangle. (Non-Euclidean) can be more than 180. But if we solve triangle in Euclidean should be right just 90