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Pythagoras Basics 3

A self marking exercise on the application of Pythagoras' Theorem.

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Calculate the length of the third side of these right angled triangles. The diagrams are not to scale. Give your answer correct to 1 decimal place.



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Description of Levels



Level 1 - Finding the hypotenuse

Level 2 - Finding a shorter side

Level 3 - Mixed questions

Level 4 - Pythagoras Theorem quiz

Level 5 - Three dimensional Pythagoras and Trigonometry

Pythagoras' Theorem

To find the longest side (hypotenuse) of a right-angled triangle you square the two shorter sides, add together the results and then find the square root of this total.

To find a shorter side of a right-angled triangle you subtract the square of the other shorter side from the square of the hypotenuse and then find the square root of the answer.


Pythagoras Example

AB2 = AC2 - BC2
AB2 = 4.72 - 4.12
AB2 = 22.09 - 16.81
AB2 = 5.28
AB = √5.28
AB = 2.3m (to one decimal place)

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