# Pythagorean Probe

## Use Pythagoras' Theorem to help find all of the measurements of these right angles triangles.

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This is level 1: given the lengths of two sides. The diagrams are not drawn to scale. Include the letters 'cm' when labelling sides but the units of perimeters and areas are already typed for you.

 1 Perimeter =cm Area =cm2 ✓ ✗ 2 Perimeter =cm Area =cm2 ✓ ✗ 3 Perimeter =cm Area =cm2 ✓ ✗ 4 Perimeter =cm Area =cm2 ✓ ✗ 5 Perimeter =cm Area =cm2 ✓ ✗ 6 Perimeter =cm Area =cm2 ✓ ✗
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## Description of Levels

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Pythagoras' Theorem Exercise - This would be a good place to start if you are a Pythagoras beginner.

 Level 1 - Given the lengths of two sides Suitable forYears 8 to 10 Level 2 - Given two sides in different units Level 3 - Given one short side and the area Level 4 - Given two measurements Suitable forYears 11 to 13 Level 5 - Given algebraic expressions for sides Level 6 - Given expressions for the perimeter and area

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## Help

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