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I wrote this sentence (which is supposed to sound complicated) for a work of fiction, but I'm not sure it is correct English:

"The length of one cathetus in a right triangle with equal catheti is the squareroot of half of the squared hypotenuse."

Thanks for any corrections.

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Perhaps, try this,

The length of each cathetus of a right triangle with equal catheti is equal to the square root of half of the square of the length of the hypotenuse.

But why stop there, :-)

The length of each cathetus of an isosceles right triangle is equal to the square root of half of the square of the length of the hypotenuse.

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