Pythagorean Theorem:)

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For our assignment , we have to explain the Pythagorean Theorem, the artifacts and the vocabulary .
The Artifacts:
The link to the pictures or artifacts is that they are all related to Pythagorean Theorem.

The mystery man is Pythagoras, the one who proved the Pythagorean Theorem. He is often revered as a great mathematician, mystic and scientist. He is known as "the father of numbers".He was the first man to call himself a philosopher, or lover of wisdom, and Pythagorean ideas excercised a marked influence on Plato. Unfortunately, very little is known about Pythagoras because none of his writings have survived. Many of the accomplishments credited to Pythagoras may actually have been accomplishments of his colleagues and successors.

This formula is the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagoras discovered this theorem.

This triangle is a R.A.T. or Right Angled Triangle. The longest side of this triangle is called Hypotenuse or letter "C", the other two sides are called Theta and Beta.

This square is just a regular square that has four 90 degree angles and its quadrilateral.

The vocabulary:

LEGS - is the a or b in a right triangle .

HYPOTENUSE - the longest side or the letter "c" in a right triangle .

R.A.T - right angled triangle .

GREEK - Pythagoras, the first Greek who discovered the Pythagorean Theorem .

THEOREM - In formal mathematical logic, the concept of a theorem may be taken to mean a formula that can be derived according to the derivation rules of a fixed formal system .

I need to solve two problems using the Pythagorean Theorem.

Problem 1:

Problem 2:

Here's my first video. This explains on how you get A or the leg.

My second video is all about on how you can get the C or the Hypotenuse.



2 Responses to "Pythagorean Theorem:)"

xtian-73 said :
February 27, 2009 at 8:45 AM
Good job Xaine. you explaine it very well.
bea873 said :
February 28, 2009 at 3:37 PM
great! Shaine nice use of pictures to explained your work,again Great job!

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