The Pythagorean Theorem. Presented by: Tanya Van Dam Kalles Junior High Algebra I Spring 2000. Pythagoras. Lived in southern Italy during the sixth century B.C. Considered the first true mathematician Used mathematics as a means to understand the natural world
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Presented by: Tanya Van Dam
Kalles Junior High
A baseball “diamond” is really a square.
You can use the Pythagorean theorem to find distances around a baseball diamond.
The distance between
consecutive bases is 90
feet. How far does a
catcher have to throw
the ball from home
plate to second base?
To use the Pythagorean theorem to solve for x, find the right angle.
Which side is the hypotenuse?
Which sides are the legs?
Now use: a2 + b2 = c2
Distance from house: 7 meters
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