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# The

Pythagorean
Theorem
By Sam Warren
I am Pythagorus
12 20
15
12
2
+ 15
2
= 20
2
144 + 225 " 400
18 30
24
18
2
+ 24
2
= 30
2
324 + 576 = 900
20 29
21
20
2
+ 21
2
= 29
2
400 + 441 = 841
2.1 3.5
2.8
2.1
2
+ 2.8
2
= 3.5
2
4.41 + 7.84 = 12.25
Are You a Right Triangle?
x 12
2.5
12
2
- 2.5
2
= x
2
144 - 6.25 = 137.75
The square root of 137.75 is 11.7
Word Problems
120 x
45
120
2
+ 45
2
= x
2
14400 + 2025 = 16425
The square root of 16425 is 128.2
90 x
90
90
2
+ 90
2
= x
8100 + 8100 = 16200
The square root of 16200 is 127.3
6 x
9
6
2
+ 9
2
= x
2
36 + 81 = 117
The square root of 117 is 10.8
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10
2
+ 10
2
= x
2
10 x 100 + 100 = 200
The square root of 200
is 14.1
10
Warren, Samuel Friday, May 30, 2014 9:40:18 AM Pacic Daylight Time 70:56:81:af:eb:a5
48 60
B
60
2
- 48
2
= B
2
3600 - 2304 = 1296
The square root of 1296 is 36
a 45
38
45
2
- 38
2
= a
2
2025 - 1444 = 581
The square root of 581 is 24.1
15 25
b
25
2
- 15
2
= b
2
625 - 225 = 400
The square root of 400 is 20
a 78
72
78
2
- 72
2
= a
2
6084 - 5184 = 900
The square root of 900 is 30
Missing Length of the
Hypotenuse
28 x
21
28
2
+ 21
2
= x
2
784 + 441 = 1225
The square root of 1225 is 35
5 x
7
5
2
+ 7
2
= x
2
25 + 49 = 74
The square root of 74 is 8.6
13 x
13
13
2
+ 13
2
= x
2
169 + 169 = 338
The square root of 338 is 18.4
17 x
17
17
2
+ 17
2
= x
2
289 + 289 = 578
The square root of 578 is 24
Who was Pythagorus?
Contribution to Mathematics
Pythagorus was a Greek philosopher/mathematician.
His main contribution to math was the Pythagorean
theorem. The theorem can only be used on finding the
hypotenuse of right triangles. The theorem states that
a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
. The theorem can also be used to find the
legs. The equation to find the legs is c
2
- b
2
= a
2
.
The Theorem
Below in the diagram, this shows one of the ways to
explain the theorem. In the diagram, a equals 4, b
equals 9, and c equals 5. When you use the tile
squares, they have to be put in place so that they make
a right triangle. Also, the number of tiles in the square
equal their number to the 2nd power. Then, you use the
equation a
2
+ b
2
= c
2
, so in this case, it would be
16+9=25.
Warren, Samuel Friday, May 30, 2014 9:40:18 AM Pacic Daylight Time 70:56:81:af:eb:a5