How to Solve Functional Problems Involving the Pythagorean Theorem


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Which of the following best describes the Pythagorean Theorem?

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1. What is the Pythagorean Theorem used for?

2. How do you use the Pythagorean to find the hypotenuse of a right triangle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet reviews what you know about the Pythagorean Theorem and how it is used for solving functional problems. You'll check your knowledge about finding the sides or angles of a triangle with this theorem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The intention for this quiz and worksheet is to evaluate what you know about:

  • Describing the Pythagorean Theorem
  • What the Pythagorean Theorem is used for
  • How to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the hypotenuse
  • Finding one of the shorter sides of a right triangle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can describe the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret how to find the measure of a side of a right triangle
  • Knowledge application - use knowledge of the Pythagorean Theorem to answer a question about the information needed to use this theorem

Additional Learning

If you want to dive deeper into this topic, you can look in the provided lesson, How to Solve Functional Problems Involving the Pythagorean Theorem. This lesson provides additional information about:

  • What 'C' is in the Pythagorean Theorem
  • How we know it works
  • Using the formula to solve problems
  • What you can use the theorem to solve for