In this lesson I will teach you how to use the Pythagorean theorem, I will show where you put it to use and some different ways to use the theorem to find the lengths of legs when given the leg length and the hypotenuse length. I will try my best to explain every step of the way to my fullest and complete answer.
My inspiration for this instructable came from having the interest of finding how formulas work. I take interest especially in the Pythagoras theorem because we use it in lots of every day jobs such as engineering, woodworking and metalworking. I hope I can pass my interests on to you in this lesson.
Prescribed learning outcomes, by learning how the Pythagorean theorem works students will learn how to square, square root, add and subtract, and learn the Pythagoras formula.
Hypotenuse- In geometry, a hypotenuse is the longest side of a right-angled triangle, the side opposite the right angle.
Leg- Either sides of a right triangle that are opposite to the hypotenuse.
Right triangle- A triangle that has one corner of a ninety degree angle.