How to Find Shorter Sides on a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem


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Which of these best describes the Pythagorean theorem?

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1. Which of these is NOT a Pythagorean triangle?

2. Find the length of side A on a triangle where side B is 4 and side C (the hypotenuse) is 5.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It is likely that you have heard the term Pythagorean Theorem used once or twice in math class. This assessment will help you understand when to use this math concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Measurements that would qualify as a Pythagorean triangle
  • How to find the length of different sides of a triangle
  • Types of triangles that the Pythagorean Theorem works on

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve Pythagorean Theorem practice problems
  • Information recall - access knowledge you have gained regarding when to use the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer example questions on triangle measurements

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson How to Find Shorter Sides on a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem, you will learn more about the following:

  • Who the Pythagorean Theorem is named after
  • Using the hypotenuse of a triangle to find the length of another side
  • How to apply this concept to find the measurements of non-right triangles