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Pythagorean Theorem

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• We’ll learn about the Pythagorean Theorem.
• That we can use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the lengths of all sides in a right triangle.
• We’ll see that this knowledge can help us make a skateboard ramp, build a home for bees and even watch a movie!

A right triangle has legs with lengths 6 units and 8 units. Find the length of the hypotenuse.

Three straws measure 10 centimeters, 15 centimeters, and 12 centimeters. Without bending or breaking the straws, can they be used to form a right triangle? Explain.

A right triangle has height 8 units and hypotenuse length 25 units. Find the length of the base of the triangle. If necessary, round your answer to the nearest tenth.

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