# The Pythagorean Theorem How do we use it? 14.2 Pythagorean Theorem

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14.2 Pythagorean Theorem
The Pythagorean
Theorem
What does it say? What does it
really mean?
How do we use it?
Find the missing side:
10cm
6cm
10 cm
7cm
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What is the longest segment you can get on a geoboard?
What is the second longest?
Third?
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A Geometric Representation:
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Pythagorean Triples
You will need a sheet of graph paper.
On your graph paper, draw a vertical segment the
number of units in length that is designated in the table.
Draw a horizontal segment using the table below and
then measure or compute the hypotenuse.
Vertical
5
6
8
12
15
Horizontal
Hypotenuse
12
8
15
16
20
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Carpet proof
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=pVo6szYE13Y&amp;feature=related
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An Indian Proof
b2
a2
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Garfield's Proof
R
M
L
U
a = short leg
b = long leg
K
c = hypotenuse
MLKR is a _______________________________
∆ MUR is ___________ _______________ triangle; why?
area of MLKR =
Area of the three triangles = ________+___________+_____________
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Can we use Pythagorean Theorem to find the diagonal
length of a unit cube?
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