Sunday, March 16, 2008

Kenneth's Pythagoras Growing Post

Describe what a Pythagorean Triple is and use your perfect square chart from 1 squared to 10 squared to find another one other than 3,4,5. (Note: You need a picture, not simply text.)
The Pythagorean Triple is a triangle that has 3 sides to it with a right angle. The small sides of the triangle are labeled (a and b) legs. The longer side is (c) or the hypotenuse, when you add the squared legs together it will add up to the hypotenuse. In other words as + bs = cs, when you put numbers to replace the letters you will get 3s + 4s = 5s = 9 + 15 = 25. ( the s stands for squared )

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