Pythagorean Theorem Practice

by Emily Gildner

| 21 QuestionsNote from the author:

Pythagorean Theorem practice- find missing sides, application, distance in a coordinate plane

Find the missing leg or hypotenuse on each triangle. Round your answers to the nearest tenth.

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What is the length of a garden hose that is stretched diagonally corner-to-corner across a yard that measures 72 meters long and 60 meters wide? Round to the nearest meter.

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You’re locked out of your house. The only open window is on the second floor, 25 feet above the ground. There are bushes along the edge of the house, so you will need to place the ladder 10 feet from the house. What length ladder do you need to reach the window? Round to the nearest tenths place.

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You’ve just picked up a ground ball at first base, and you see the other team’s player running toward third base. How far do you have to throw the ball to get it from first base to third base, throwing the runner out? The distance between each base is 90 ft. Round to the nearest tenths place.

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The diagonal of a TV screen is 26 inches. The screen is 18.8 inches wide. How high is the screen? Round to the nearest hundredths place.

Determine the distance between the given points. Round your answers to two decimal places if necessary.

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(1,3) and (4,7)

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(-3,3) and (2,-9)

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(-2,-5) and (3,-8)

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