Pythagorean Theorem Review

 14.6 Pythagorean Theorem 1) What triangle is used for the theorem? 2) Define the parts of this triangle 1) The theorem deals with the applications of Right triangle2) Hypotenuse - longest side of the triangleOther two sides are called legsOne right angle is present State the Phythagorean Theorem In any right triangle, if a and b are the lengths of the legs and c is the length of the hypotenuse thena2 + b2 = c2This is called the Pythagorean equation State the steps used to solve word problems involving the Pythagorean theorem 1) read the problem and familarize yourself - visualize and draw the right triangle2) translate this to the pythagorean theorem3) solve the equation - remembering to deal with the square - take sqaure root to solve for base number4) check your solution by plugging it into the equation Solve the word problem Dimensions of a softball Diamond A womens fast pitch softball diamond is actually a square 60ft on a side. How far is it from home plate to second base? Give an exact answer and an approximation to three decimal places. 1) Familarize your self - Make a drawing. Note that the first and second baselines, together with a line from home to second,form a right triangle. Label the unknown distance d2) translate - use pythagorean equationa2 + b2 = c2602 + 602 =d2 3) solve the equation3600+3600= d27200 = d24) Check - check calculations using the pythagorean equation:602 + 602 = 7200 and (84.853)2 = 7200 Authortreborprime ID25615 Card SetPythagorean Theorem Review DescriptionWGU Pythagorean Theorem Review Updated2010-07-03T21:58:13Z Show Answers