## Sunday, March 23, 2008

### KevinT's Pythagoras Growing Post

Part 1:
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.

In this picture you see a, b, and c. It doesn't matter where a or b is but c is always where it is and that place is called the hypotenuse.

Part: 2

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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:

You and your friends are having a water gun fight. One of your friends is in a tree house 10 feet above the ground, you are 5 feet away. If you tried to shoot him/her what would the calculation of the shot be?

#### 1 comment:

spmath said...

a=5
b=10
c=?
a squared+b squared=c squared
5 squared+10 squared=c squared
25+100=c squared
125=c squared
square root of 5 squared= square root of c squared
11.18=c
*the calculation would be 11.18
-Karla