Week 6 Week Six Concept Check

Week 6 Week Six Concept Check - triangle and only had the...

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The Pythagorean Theorem is a formula that is used to find an unknown length of one side of a right triangle. The two sides the meet to form the right angle will be equal to the third side, or longest side, called the hypotenuse, that is connecting the two shorter sides. The formula is written a 2 +b 2 =c 2 The Pythagorean Theorem has many useful applications. One would be if you had a large
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Unformatted text preview: triangle and only had the ability to measure the two shorter sides you could use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the third longer side. You could also use it to make sure that something like a fence or any other square is in fact square....
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course MAT 117 117 taught by Professor Billings during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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