Task: Describe what a Pythagorean Triple is and use your perfect square chart from 1 squared to 10 squared to find another one other than 3,4,5.
What is a Pythagorean Triple?
A Pythagorean Triple is a theory that states that the two side lengths of a right angle triangle(a & b) added together equal the hypotenuse(c). A² + B² = C²
When you look at the chart, you have to find which two perfect squares added together will equal another perfect square.
You can find that 6² + 8² = 10².
Task: Using embeddable web 2.0, describe how to find the missing side of a Right Triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem, show how to solve both for a missing leg and the hypotenuse (note: you may use numerical examples ie. a=4 b=6 c=?)
Question: You're locked out of your house and the only open window is on the second floor, 25ft above the ground. You need to borrow a ladder from one of your neighbours. There's a bush along side the edge of the house, so you'll have to place the ladder 10ft from the house. What length of ladder do you need to reach the window?
What do you know?
>The Window is 25 ft above the ground
> There is a bus that goes out 10 ft on the ground
>You have to lean the ladder on an angle to get it to the house
>You're trying to figure out how long the ladder is