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Pythagorean Theorem

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Andrea Querry

on 11 February 2014

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Transcript of Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem
Right Triangles
The square of the hypotenuse (c) is equal to the sum the squares of the other two sides (a & b).
Using the Formula
Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the measure of the missing hypotenuse.
What is the
Pythagorean Theorem?
The Pythagorean Theorem is a formula used to find the measures of the sides of a right triangle
Parts of a Right Triangle
Pythagorean Theorem Formula
Using the Pythagorean Theorem Formula
Plug in the information you know
hypotenuse = c
sides = a or b
Solve for the missing side or hypotenuse
Parts of a Right Triangle
Objective: I can use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems.
Finding missing hypotenuse
How does it work?
Finding missing leg
ALWAYS across from the right angle,
ALWAYS the longest side
Labeled "C" in the Pythagorean Theorem
Create the right angle
Labeled "A" and "B" in the Pythagorean Theorem
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