Unformatted text preview: can use the fact that a triangle is a right triangle to calculate one of the sides. One example is in construction. Measure 3 feet from the corner of a deck along one side, and make a mark. Measure 4 feet from the same corner, along the other side, and make a mark. If the two marks are exactly 5 feet apart, your deck has a right angle corner. If you are laying the deck out, you can use this to verify that it is square....
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- Spring '11
- Pythagorean Theorem, Right triangle, Hypotenuse, triangle, 3 feet, 3ft