The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

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The Pythagorean Theorem is a special case of what?

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1. The converse of the Pythagorean Theorem says what?

2. Which of the following is the law of cosines?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Pythagorean Theorem is incredibly useful for calculating the side length of a right triangle. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of special cases of the theorem, including the converse version and the law of cosines.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What the Pythagorean Theorem is a special case of
  • Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • The law of cosines
  • Identifying right triangles based on side length

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Pythagorean Theorem lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve Pythagorean Theorem practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Pythagorean Theorem, review the accompanying lesson on The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explaining the use and formula of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Defining the law of cosines and its connection to the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Demonstrating the use of the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
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