Solving Right Triangles Using Trigonometry & the Pythagorean Theorem


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Which of the following shapes can the Pythagorean Theorem apply to

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1. If a^2 + b^2 = c^2, what does b^2 equal?

2. If the two legs of a triangle are 3 and 8, what is the hypotenuse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Right triangles have some unique qualities. This quiz/worksheet will emphasize the Pythagorean Theorem's factors and trigonometry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The specific aim of this practice examination is to ask you about:

  • Shapes you can use the Pythagorean Theorem with
  • The way the elements of the Pythagorean Theorem fit together
  • How to determine the hypotenuse
  • How to determine the length of different triangle legs

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about right triangles in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the way the Pythagorean Theorem works and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding trigonometry

Additional Learning

You've got the opportunity to learn more about solving for right triangles with the connected lesson, Solving Right Triangles Using Trigonometry & the Pythagorean Theorem. The lesson will dive deeper into:

  • Real-world applications of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Illustrations of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solving for the hypotenuse