The Pythagorean Theorem
Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone!!
I hope you all had a great day yesterday celebrating Cinco de Mayo! I went to the school dance that was dedicated to it! It was so much fun!
This week we were asked to talk about the Pythagorean Theorem. Everyone has heard of it, not many know the real name, but it is A^2 + B^2 = C^2.
^2 means squared by the way. The definition for the theorem is: "In any right triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two legs (the two sides that meet at a right angle)."
Wow, that's long. Basically it is a way to find the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. A and B are the legs, and C is the hypotenuse. Try some problems out!
Til next week! Grace
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Hi I'm Grace and I am horse crazy. I am also a total math geek. Enjoy my blog!