Ch 57: MTTC Math (Secondary): The Pythagorean Theorem

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to refresh your memory about the principles and applications of the Pythagorean theorem as you study for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test.

MTTC Math (Secondary): The Pythagorean Theorem - Chapter Summary

Watch these lesson videos to review what know about the Pythagorean theorem and its applications. These videos are taught by expert instructors who will explain the principles of the Pythagorean theorem and step you through problems that require you to use it. After this chapter you should have a better understanding of:

  • Applications of the Pythagorean theorem
  • Converse and special cases for the Pythagorean theorem
  • Finding the hypotenuse and legs of a right triangle
  • Solving functional problems
  • Calculating distance

If you develop any questions during the duration of this chapter, be sure to send them to our expert instructors so that they can assist you in your understanding of the material. To increase your comprehension of the lessons complete the lesson assessments that accompany these lesson videos. Also use these assessments to find out what topics you don't fully understand, and then return to the lessons with video tags or lesson transcripts to fortify your understanding of the topics.

6 Lessons in Chapter 57: MTTC Math (Secondary): The Pythagorean Theorem
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The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

1. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

2. The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

The Pythagorean Theorem is a famous theorem for right triangles. Watch this video to learn how the Pythagorean Theorem relates to the law of cosines and how the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem can help you identify right triangles.

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

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

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem and its resultant formula to help you find the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle when you know the measurements of the triangle's two other sides.

How to Find Shorter Sides on a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem

4. How to Find Shorter Sides on a Right Triangle Using the Pythagorean Theorem

Sure, the Pythagorean Theorem is useful for finding the hypotenuse of a right triangle, but what about the other sides? As this lesson shows, it's just a matter of flipping the formula.

How to Solve Functional Problems Involving the Pythagorean Theorem

5. How to Solve Functional Problems Involving the Pythagorean Theorem

One of the most useful aspects of studying triangles is the Pythagorean Theorem. In this lesson, we use it to find the unknown length of a side of a triangle, whether it is a shorter side or the hypotenuse.

Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem

6. Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem

How much faster is it to cut the corners in a race around the block? In this lesson, review the Pythagorean Theorem, and figure out how to solve without a right triangle.

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