Thursday, February 2, 2012

Priya's pythagorean post

a square + b square = c square - what is it?

a and b are the legs of a right triangle.

c is the hypotenuse. The longest line of a right triangle.

Pythagorean relationship: the relationship between the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. The sum of the areas of the squares attached to the legs of a right triangle equals the area of the square attached to the hypotenuse.

Solve for the missing side length:

Is this a right triangle? Prove it!!!

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