Sunday, March 16, 2008

Nadine's Pythagoras Growing Post

Part 1
A Pythagorean Triple is right triangle that has three integers ( a = leg, b = leg, and c = hypotenuse) and uses a set of numbers (1,2,3..etc. - no decimal) that satisfy a² + b² = c².
(you need to label it a, b, and c. you can tell which is the hypotenuse because it is always opposite the right angle.)
Example :5² + 12² = 13² (5:12:13) && 6² + 8² = 10² (6:8:10)


Part 2

Part 3
Lefrog is standing in a room that has tables that are 120 cm tall and chairs that are 1.4 tall, the entrance doorway to the room is 2 m high. Lefrog is 3 m away from the doorway. If Lefrog's tongue leaves his mouth at the same height as a table, how far does tongue have to stretch to eat the fly?

Part 4
The merchants often fashioned tents out of a piece of cloth thrown over tent poles and then secured to the ground with stakes forming an isosceles triangle. How long would the cloth have to be so that the opening of the tent was 4 meters high and 3 meters wide?

6 comments:

Kadille Dave 8-73 said...

i like your pythagoras growing post...it can be understood easily...its just there are lots of space

nadine 873 said...

ok thanks. i'll just fix it.

spmath said...

You have to find for the hypotenuse:a=3m;b=4m;c=?
a squared+b squared=c squared
3 squared+4 squared=c squared
9+16=c squared
25= c squared
square root of 25= square root of c squared
5=c
*the hypotenuse would be 5m.
-Karla

nadine 873 said...

>> thanks for answering my part 4 question karla.

melissa 8-73 said...

So you have to find the b because 4 m is the hypotenuse and 3 m is a..??

nadine 873 said...

ooopps sorry. i made a mistake. anyways, thanks for commenting.