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Pythagorean Theorem Formula
Pythagorean Theorem Definition
A right triangle (with a 90 degree angle) is composed of two legs and a hypotenuse (side opposite the right angle).
Pythagorean Theorem
Pythagorean Theorem
Example: Pythagorean Theorem
Legs
Sides that are adjacent (same vertex, share a common side) the right angle. There are two.
Hypotenuse
The side opposite the right angle
Right Triangle
A triangle that has one right angle (90 degrees) with 2 legs, and one hypotenuse.
leg
Either of the two shortest sides of a right triangle, they meet at a common vertex to form a right angle.
hypotenuse
The longest side of a right triangle. It is always opposite of, and never is a part of, the right angle.
square
The result of multiplying a number by itself.
root (of a square)
Any side of a square. A number which, when multiplied by itself, makes a square. One of the dimensions of a square.
pythagorean theorem
The sum of the squares of the legs of a right triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse.
perfect square
A square with a whole number root.
Pythagoras
Greek philosopher, 570-495 BC. There is no evidence that Pythagoras himself worked on or proved the Pythagorean Theorem, which was used previously by Babylonians and Indians.
right triangle
A triangle that contains a right angle.
right angle
An angle of exactly 90 degrees.
inverse operations
Math operations that reverse the effect of each other.
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