Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kierra's Pythagoras Growing Post.//

Pythagorean Triple
is three any 3 numbers that can fit A(squared)+ B(squared)=C(squared) is called the pythagroean triple.

If you have:
So in a pythagorean triple a + b would be the legs in the triangle and c is always the hypotenuse:

The picture shows you how a(squared) + b(squared)=c(squared)
In this example: 8(squared)=64 + 6(squared)=36 = 10(squared)=100 or (64 + 36 = 100)

Part 2 :

Part 3:
For part 3 I chose to explain the baseball diamond problem:
You’ve just picked up a ground ball at first base, and you see the other team’s player running towards third base. How far do you have to throw the ball to get it from first base to third base,and throw the runner out?
Each side of the baseball diamond is 90ft

As you can see in the picture all you had to do was cut the diamond in half from 3rd base to 1st and get the right triangle. From there all you had to do was figure out side C which was the distance from 3rd to 1st base. and to figure of  C all you did was use A(squared) + B(squared) = C(squared)

Part 4:
My Dog Bob
My dog bob is a really long tongue and he is standing on the floor, 3 meters from the cookie cupboard. The cupboard is 5 meters tall and the cookies are at the top.Bob's tongue is 1 m. off the ground from where he is  standing. How far does Bob have to stretch his tongue to get the cookies ?

1 comment:

david.8.16* said...

Haha, Congrats on being the first from 816 to start your growing post x] riiight now your missing part two.. and putting pictures in the spots where they say (pic) would help, but besides that its looking good. =]