EMS Homework Help

The Pythagorean Theorem

Example: There is a park that has an area of 40 feet long and 20 feet wide. There is a walking track that's from the top left side to the bottom right side. How long is the track?
Overview: You will learn more vocabulary and how to work with the Pythagorean theorem.
Definition: the theorem that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
Step 1: Draw out the problem. Make sure you label everything so you will not get confused on your next step.
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Step 2: Find the triangle in the drawing that you made.
Step 3: Label all the sides of the triangle. The legs are a and b and the hypotenuse is c.
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Step 4: Put the problem into the equation.
Step 5: Solve the equation.
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Step 6: Write the answer to the equation- The sidewalk is 50 ft long.