# Calculate the hypotenuse of a right triangle in JavaScript

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We are required to write a JavaScript function that takes in two numbers. The first number represents the length of the base of a right triangle and the second is perpendicular. The function should then compute the length of the hypotenuse based on these values.

For example −

If base = 8, perpendicular = 6

Then the output should be 10

## Example

Following is the code −

const base = 8;
const perpendicular = 6;
const findHypotenuse = (base, perpendicular) => {
const bSquare = base ** 2;
const pSquare = perpendicular ** 2;
const sum = bSquare + pSquare;
const hypotenuse = Math.sqrt(sum);
return hypotenuse;
};
console.log(findHypotenuse(base, perpendicular));
console.log(findHypotenuse(34, 56));

## Output

Following is the output on console −

10
65.5133574166368
Published on 11-Dec-2020 14:10:07