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    Angry Creating a Pythagorean Theorem Calculator (Simple!)

    Hey guys. This should be extremely easy for you to answer. This is actually for an intro to computers class I am taking and I am completely stumped. Basically I have to create a really simple Pythagorean Theorem calculator and this is what I have so far:

    <title>A Pythagoras Conversion</title>

    <script type="text/javascript">

    var right_leg, left_leg, hypotenuse;

    alert ("This calculates the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle using the Pytahgorean Thereom. Press <OK> to continue!");

    right_leg=prompt("Enter the length of the right leg.");

    left_leg=prompt("Enter the length of the left leg.");

    sq1 = right_leg*right_leg;
    sq2 = left_leg*left_leg;

    hypotenuse = math.sqrt(sq1 + sq2);

    alert ("The Hypotenuse= ");



    Everything works except for when it comes to it actually calculating. The calculation window never pops up. Please tell me what I am doing wrong in the calculation here....it is driving me nuts. :/

    Thanks so much...

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    hypotenuse = Math.sqrt(sq1 + sq2);
    alert ("The Hypotenuse= " + hypotenuse);

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