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Ch 30: Ohio Graduation Test: The Pythagorean Theorem

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The Pythagorean Theorem is one of the most elemental of mathematical ideas. Use these lessons and the practice quizzes to help you brush up on its meaning and use in preparation for the Ohio Graduation Test.

Ohio Graduation Test: The Pythagorean Theorem - Chapter Summary

Pythagoras' theorem is another one of those mathematical ideas that sounds as though it should be a great deal more difficult to understand than it is. Our lessons demonstrate clearly that it's actually quite simple. The lessons will take you through the following in your review fro the Ohio Graduation Test:

  • Applying the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Converse and special cases linked to the Pythagorean Theorem
  • How to find the hypotenuse using Pythagoras' theorem
  • How to find the shorter sides using Pythagoras' theorem
  • How to solve functional problems with Pythagoras' theorem

This study guide makes it easy to find the resources and get the help you need. You have access to our instructors and subject matter specialists whenever you have questions or need additional assistance. A written transcript with key vocabulary in highlighted form makes reference and identification a simple matter, and each of the lesson quizzes contains links that will take you back to points in the videos, again making referral quick and easy.

Ohio Graduation Test: The Pythagorean Theorem Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Graduation test measures student proficiency in math, reading, writing, science and social studies, and is a requisite for graduation. It is first given at the sophomore level, but may be administered in the junior or senior years as well. The lessons in our Pythagorean Theorem chapter address the mathematics segment. This part of the test contains a total of 38 questions. The questions on the Ohio Graduation test take several forms. You will encounter multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended-response items. The test is taken using paper and pencil.

5 Lessons in Chapter 30: Ohio Graduation Test: 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.

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