How to Find the Hypotenuse of a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem

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In the equation a^2 + b^2 = c^2, which one is the hypotenuse of a right triangle?

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1. What kind of triangle do you need to have in order to use the Pythagorean Theorem?

2. Which side is the hypotenuse in this triangle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Pythagorean Theorem is one of the main tenets in geometry and the focus of these assets. You will practice solving math problems using the Pythagorean Theorem in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of study aids will test you on:

  • Identifying variables in the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Angles
  • Practice mathematical equations

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you understand the main points in the related Pythagorean Theorem lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've acquired about applying the Pythagorean Theorem to numerical equations
  • Knowledge application - employ your knowledge to answer questions regarding types of triangles associated with the Pythagorean Theorem

Additional Information

The lesson entitled How to Find the Hypotenuse of a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem is a great resource to get a deeper understanding of this fundamental theory in geometry. It goes over these topics:

  • Diagrams and real-life representations of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Mathematical expressions for the theorem
  • An example that involves working with the Pythagorean Theorem
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