Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem

Author: Michael Morgan

The purpose of this packet is to help you understand what Pythagorean's Theorem is used for. More specifically, this packet will teach you how to use the Theorem to find the third side of a right triangle and how to check if a triangle is a right triangle

After reviewing this packet, you will know how to use the Pythagorean Theorem when referring to right triangles

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Things to Know

The Pythagorean Theorem is used to find the length of any side of a right triangle. The theorem is expressed as a2 + b2 = c2

Legs of a Triangle- in a right triangle, the legs are the two shorter sides of the shape represented by a and b in the theorem.

Hypotenuse- this is the longest side of a right triangle. It is represented by c in the theorem.

Pythagorean Theorem