# Saxon Algebra 2: Postulates & Pythagorean Theorem Chapter Exam

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#### Question 1 1. Which of the following is true?

#### Question 2 2. Jerry wants to buy a TV online, but the ad for the TV he wants to buy does not say what the screen size is. He knows that TV screens are measured diagonally. This image shows the length and width of the screen, so he decides to use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the diagonal screen size. What is the screen size of the TV that Jerry wants to buy (to the nearest inch)?

#### Question 3 3. A triangle has side lengths 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5. Do these side lengths form a Pythagorean Triple?

#### Question 4 4. Euclid wrote which textbook?

#### Question 5 5. Find the shortest distance between a and b by drawing a line connecting them and using the Pythagorean Theorem.

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#### Question 6 6. A flat screen television has a 50 inch diagonal and a height of 25 inches. How wide is the television?

#### Question 7 7. Which of the following measurements produces a valid right triangle?

#### Question 8 8. If two sides of a right triangle measures 6 and 8 inches, what does the hypotenuse measure?

#### Question 9 9. A right triangle has one leg that measures 7 inches, and the second leg measures 10 inches. How long is the hypotenuse?

#### Question 10 10. Who is credited with proving the Pythagorean Theorem?

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#### Question 11 11. What did Euclid say about circles?

#### Question 12 12. What is the basis for all of Euclid's geometry?

#### Question 13 13. Which of the following is not one of the five axioms?

#### Question 14 14. Which of the following triangles will the Pythagorean Theorem work for?

#### Question 15 15. A right triangle has one leg that measures 13 centimeters, and the hypotenuse is 17 centimeters. How long is the missing leg?

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#### Question 16 16. You are standing at the point (2,3) on a graph. Which point is closer: (-1,2) or (4,6)?

#### Question 17 17. Which of the following is the equation for the Pythagorean Theorem?

#### Question 18 18. How many basic truths did Euclid establish as the basis for geometry?

#### Question 19 19. What is the Pythagorean Theorem and how is it used?

#### Question 20 20. A baseball diamond has 90 feet between each base. How far will the catcher (standing at home plate) throw the ball across the diagonal to the second baseman at 2nd base?

#### Saxon Algebra 2: Postulates & Pythagorean Theorem Chapter Exam Instructions

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