Relation between the altitude to the hypotenuse and the legs of a right triangle

Description

Right triangle or right-angled triangle is a triangle in which one angle is a right angle (that is, a 90-degree angle). Altitude of a triangle is a line segment through a vertex and perpendicular to (i.e. forming a right angle with) a line containing the base (the opposite side of the triangle). For the right triangle there is a relation between the altitude to the hypotenuse and the legs of a right triangle.

Related formulas

Variables

fThe altitude from the vertex with the right angle (m)
aOne side (leg) of the right triangle (m)
bOther side (leg) of the right triangle (m)