Week 6 - Concept Check - MAT 117

Week 6 Concept - 2 = c 2 It is the sums of the squares of the lengths of the legs of a right triangle that is equal to the square of the length of

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Week 6 Concept Check MAT 117 The Pythagorean Theorem is a mathematical rule that gives the relationship and lengths between the sides of a right triangle. When we deal with the lengths of the sides to a right triangle, the Pythagorean Theorem can be used to solve problems where we have to find the length of one of the sides of a right triangle given the lengths of the other 2 sides. According to the theorem, which can be expressed as a 2 + b
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Unformatted text preview: 2 = c 2 . It is the sums of the squares of the lengths of the legs of a right triangle that is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse. So, if the right triangle has sides with lengths a, b, and c, with c being the hypotenuse, then: a 2 + b 2 = c 2 is applicable. How is it used? It is usually used when there is a right triangle that we know the length of both sides and want to find the answer to the third side. Greg...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2011 for the course MAT 117 taught by Professor Al-kofahi during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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