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Inscribed Right Triangle

Inscribed Right Triangle

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Author: Graham Pardun
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This lesson will present how if a triangle inscribed in a circle is a right triangle, then the hypotenuse is a diameter of the circle.
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Inscribed Right Triangles

In this lesson, I'll introduce you to Thales' Theorem that if the longest side of a triangle inscribed within a circle is the same length as the diameter of a circle, then that triangle is a right triangle, as well as the converse: if a right triangle is inscribed within a circle, the length of its hypotenuse is the diameter of the circle!