# The Pythagorean Theorem

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**DeborahHastings**

Last updated 6 years ago

** Discipline: **

Math ** Subject: **

Geometry
** Grade:**

8,9,10

The result will be the length of hypotenuse.

Square the lengths of the two legs, add these together, then take the square root.

Look at your triangle. The side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse (or c).

The Pythagorean Theorem

President Garfield'sProof

Pythagorean Manipulative

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LINKS

Using Origami to Prove the Pythagorean Theorem

The remaining sides, the ones that make up the right angle, are called the legs (or a and b).

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The Formula

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The Pythagorean Theorem has many real world applications in: science, engineering, construction, and many everyday situations.

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