Pythagorean Theorem: Finding Hypotenuses

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By: Rachael Morris. Pythagorean Theorem: Finding Hypotenuses . The parts of a triangle. The A and B are legs. . C is the hypotenuse that we are finding with Pythagorean’s theorem. C. A. B. The Equation. 2 2 2. A + B = C.

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## Pythagorean Theorem: Finding Hypotenuses

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By: Rachael Morris

### Pythagorean Theorem:Finding Hypotenuses

The parts of a triangle
• The A and B are legs.
• C is the hypotenuse that we are finding with Pythagorean’s theorem.

C

A

B

The Equation

2 2 2

A + B = C

In this equation, you have to square the numbers that are given, and proceed to add them together. You are now left with C squared.

C

A

B

Starting a Problem

Practice problem:

The A will be set as 4,

and the B will be 6.

We are solving for C, so it is left as a variable.

4

C

A

6

B

Squaring the Legs

Square all three components of the equation.

It is now-

16 + 36 = c

2

2

C

4

2

6

2

Finishing the problem

To finish this problem, you must add A and B together, and find the square root of the sum.

16+36=52

C = 52

52

16

C= 7.2

36