July 19, 2015
GMAT Right triangles are everywhere on the exam. Make sure you spend some good time studying the portions of this chapter so that you can easily move between the rules, and you do not have to spend too much time recalling the relationships. There are two components to GMAT right triangles:
Hypotenuse: The longest side, which is also opposite the right angle.
Legs: The two sides that meet to form the right triangle.
For the area of the right triangle the legs make up the base and height.