# What is the Diagonal of a 24 by 36 foot building?

Pythagoras told us that the hypotenuse of a right triangle equals the square root of the sum of the squares of the other two sides. If you draw a line from corner to opposite corner of your building you divide the floor into two triangles with the same length sides and the hypotenuse is the diagonal of the building. So, taking one of the two triangles the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the square root of 242 + 362 which is 43.27