11_2_Pyt__thm_Triangle_Investigation

11_2_Pyt__thm_Triangle_Investigation - The Pythagorean...

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10.2 Name: Triangle Investigation 1) The values in the chart represent the sides of a right triangle. Copy and complete the chart a b c 2 a 2 b 2 2 b a + 2 c 3 4 5 5 12 13 5 3 5 4 1 0.9 1.2 1.5 2) Compare the values of 2 2 b a + for each row in the table to the value of 2 c 3) complete the following statement: “For a right triangle, the square of the longest side ______ the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
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Unformatted text preview: The Pythagorean Theorem In any right triangle, the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse. 2 2 2 c b a = + Examples 1) a = 8, b = 6 , c = ? 2) a = 5, b = 12, c = ? 3) a = 3, c = 8, b = ? 4) make your own Class Work p. 587 (1-11 odd)...
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