# Python math.hypot() – Hypotenuse Function

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## Python math.hypot()

math.hypot(*coordinates) function returns the distance from origin to the point given by the coordinates. In case of right angled triangle, it is the length of hypotenuse.

Note: Since v3.8, N-dimensional coordinates is supported. Previous versions support only two dimensional coordinates.

### Syntax

The syntax to call dist() function is

``math.hypot(*coordinates)``

where

### Examples

In the following example, we find the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle, given the other two sides.

Python Program

``````import math

base = 4
height = 7
result = math.hypot(base, height)
print('hypot() :', result)``````
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Output

``hypot() : 8.06225774829855``

In the following program, we find the distance of point (3, 5, 5, 6) from origin using hypot() function.

Python Program

``````import math

result = math.hypot(3, 5, 5, 6)
print('hypot() :', result)``````
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Output

``hypot() : 9.746794344808965``

### Summary

In this Python Examples tutorial, we learned the syntax of, and examples for math.hypot() function.

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