Sunday, March 16, 2008

Kevin Y's Pythagoras Growing Post

Part 1 : Pythagorean Triple

A Pythagorean Triple is a right triangle that uses a set of whole numbers (1, 2, 3, etc..) used to satisfy the problem a² + b² = c².

The example im going to use is 3² + 4² = 5². There are other triples as well, like 6² + 8² = 10².

Part 2 :

Part 3 :

You're locked out of your house and the only open window is on the second 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 ladder do you need to reach the window?

Part 4 :

If you needed to throw a waterballon up onto rooftop thats 10 meters tall, and you were 15 meters away how high and how far would you have to throw the waterballoon?

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