Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem

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What is the Pythagorean Theorem and how is it used?

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

2. Jerry wants to buy a TV online, but the ad for the TV he wants does not say what the screen size is. He knows that TV screens are measured diagonally. The ad states the height and width of the screen, so he uses the Pythagorean Theorem to determine what the screen size is. What is the screen size of the TV that Jerry wants to buy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will ensure that you grasp how the Pythagorean Theorem can be used to find distance. Questions on the quiz will require you to find the solution to mathematical problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will test your knowledge by solving problems to find:

  • The length of a hypotenuse
  • Distance between points
  • How far apart coordinates are

Skills Practiced

Get some practice with the following skills as you take this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on finding distance with the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the distance between one point and two others and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a statement about distance that is correct

Additional Learning

You can increase what you know about this topic by studying the lesson entitled Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem. Subjects covered by this lesson include:

  • What the Pythagorean Theorem is
  • Uses for the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Steps for solving problems that involve the Pythagorean Theorem
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