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This week in geometry we learned about the Pythagorean theorem. One would use the Pythagorean theorem to find the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. The formula is: leg1 squared + leg2 squared = hypotenuse squared. The hypotenuse is the side opposite the right angle. There are two special triangles when using the Pythagorean theorem. There is the 45 degree-45 degree right triangle, and there is the 30 degree-60 degree right triangle. In the 45-45 right triangle, the hypotenuse = the leg times root 2. In the 30-60 right triangle, the hypotenuse = the short leg times 2, and the long leg = the short leg times root three.
Well have a great week bloggers, stay classy.
Article posted May 6, 2012 at 08:17 PM •
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