**Definition of Legs of a Triangle**

- In a right triangle, the sides opposite to the acute angles are called the Legs of a Triangle.

** ****More about Legs of a Triangle**

- The legs are the two shorter sides of a right triangle.
- The legs of a right triangle are perpendicular to each other.

**Example of Legs of a Triangle**

- In the above right triangle ABC, AB and BC are the legs of the triangle which are shorter sides and AC is the hypotenuse which is the longest side.

**Solved Example on Legs of a Triangle**

Identify the legs of the triangle

PQR.

Choices:

A.PRandQR

B.PQandQR

C. onlyPQ

D.PQandPR

Correct Answer: B

Solution:

Step 1:In a right triangle, the sides opposite to the acute angles are called Legs of a Triangle.

Step 2: ∠QPRand ∠PRQare the two acute angles

Step 3: So,PQandQRare the legs of the trianglePQR.

**Related Terms for Legs of a Triangle**

- Acute Angle
- Hypotenuse
- Right Triangle
- Side
- Triangle