Sunday, March 23, 2008

Liezl's Pythagoras Growing Post

Part 1.

What is a Pythagorean Triple ?

A pythagorean triple uses 3 perfect squared numbers to answer this question a²+b²=c²

a and b are the legs of the triangle and when their numbers are added together they equal c which is the hypotenuse of the triangle.

An example of a pythagorean triple :

Part 2.

Part 3.

Lefrog stands 1.5 meters from a wall where a fly is 2 meters up. if Lefrog's tongue comes out of his mouth 70 cm from the ground, how far does his tongue have to stretch to eat the fly ?

First you use the info they gave us:

lefrog is 1.5 meters from the wall
the fly is 2 meters up
his tongue can stretch 70 meters

Here is a picture of what it might look like:

Part 4.
Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup were playing tag outside and Bubbles was it. Blossom was 7m away from Buttercup. Buttercup was 6m away from Bubbles. How far was Bubbles away from Blossom so that she can tag Blossom?

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