Compound Hypotenuse

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$$\left(\;\cos 2\alpha + \cos 2\beta + 2 \cos( \alpha+\beta ) \;\right)^2 \;\;+\;\; \left(\;\sin 2\alpha + \sin 2\beta + 2 \sin( \alpha+\beta )\; \right)^2 \\[6pt]
= \;\;\left(\;2\;\left(\;1 + \cos(\alpha-\beta)\;\right)\;\right)^2
$$

Note: The simplest form of the hypotenuse length is, of course, \( 4 \cos^2\left(\frac{\alpha-\beta}{2}\right) \).
Augmenting this trigonograph to illustrate introduces too much clutter for my taste.
I’d rather find a more-direct alternative construction.

Motivated by this question on the Mathematics Stack Exchange.