Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Angel's Pythagoras Growing Post

The Pythagorean Triple A Pythagorean triple is when you add 2 perfect squares together to get another perfect square. The formula for this is a² + b² = c².

To find out the squares in between you may also use a
Perfect Square Chart :

A Pythagorean Triple is made up of perfect squares, another Pythagorean triple besides 3,4,and 5 is 6,8, and 10. Six squared is 36 Plus 64 from 8 squared equals 100 which is the square root of 10.


Explain how to solve a Pythagoras word problem. Use one of the examples we covered in class (Worksheet A, B, LeFrog or Bonus Problem).

Worksheet A:
You’re locked out of your house and the only open window is on the 2nd floor 25 feet above the ground. You need to borrow a ladder from one of your neighbors. There’s a bush along the edge of the house, so you’ll have to place the ladder 10 feet from the house. What length of the ladder do you need to reach the window?


Bobby is trying to climb a mountain. It is said that the mountain stretches 2miles on all sides, the signs that tell you where to go to climb the mountain are 4 feet wide and 2 feet tall. The highest point of the mountain is 6miles upward. How many miles does bobby have to climb to reach the top?

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