Pythagorean Theorem

by Katherine VanMeter

| 15 Questions1

3

Who is said to have created the formula of the Pythagorean Theorem? Why is it questioned who created the formula? How did the Formula become established?

2

1

What kind of triangle does the Pythagorean Theorem relate to?

Scalene Triangle.

Isosceles Triangle.

Equilateral Triangle.

Right Triangle.

3

1

Where is Pythagoras from?

Samos, Greek.

Rome, Italy.

Venice, Italy.

4

1

What is the Pythagorean formula?

5

3

Leg (A-B) is 5 meters and hypotenuse (B-C) is 13 meters, what is the length of the other leg (A-C)?

6

1

You MUST have a scalene triangle in order to use the Pythgorean Theorem.

True

False

7

3

A ladder is places 3ft away from the side of the house. The ladder comes up to 4ft on the side of the house. How long is the ladder?

8

3

A 15ft tree casts a shadow that is 8ft long. What is the distance from the tip of the tree to the tip of its shadow?

9

1

A right triangle has two legs and one hypotenuse.

True

False

10

3

Sydney won a lap top in a fundraiser raffle and the height of the computer is 10in and the length is 24in (the length and height of the computer form a right angle). Find the diagonal length of the laptop.

11

1

If one leg equals 6in and the other legs equals 8in, what is the length of the hypotenuse?

14 inches.

48 inches.

100 inches.

10 inches.

12

1

A scalene triangle has one leg equal to 16cm and the other leg is 12cm what is the hypotenuse?

400cm.

20cm.

Not possible.

None of the above.

13

3

If the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the square root of 130in and one of the legs is equvilant to 9in, what is the length of the other leg?

14

1

It is said that oxen where sacrificed when the Pythagorean Theorem was discovered.

True

False

15

1

Pythagoras founded the Pythagorean School of Mathematics in Cortona.

True

False

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