# Pythagorean theorem

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Pythagorean Theorem Real World Application Formula: a²+ b² = c² Paola Hernandez, Diana Ambrosio, Vanessa Sanchez Period:6 Ms.Jackson

The Ladder Problem The electrician is trying to get to the roof of Mr. Payne's house. The electrician has to put the ladder five feet from the house because of the bushes, and the house is thirty feet tall. What is the length of the ladder the electrician will need? 30ft. 5ft.

How to solve the ladder problem 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. a² + b² = c² 30 ²+ 5² = c² 900+25 = c² √925 = c 30.41381256149109844499842122601 ≈30.414 30.414 = c

The Navigation Problem Ms. Jackson walked the long way to her mom’s house. She walked twenty miles South and fifteen miles East. If she decides to take the short cut home , how many miles would she walk to get to her house. Ms. Jackson’s house 20 miles 15miles Ms. Jackson’s mom

How to solve the navigation problem 1. a² + b² = c²

How to solve the navigation problem 1. a² + b² = c² 2. 20² + 15² = c²

How to solve the navigation problem 1. a² + b² = c² 2. 20² + 15² = c² 3. 400 + 225 = c²

How to solve the navigation problem 1. 2. 3. 4. a² + b² = c² 20² + 15² = c² 400 + 225 = c² √625 = c

How to solve the navigation problem 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a² + b² = c² 20² + 15² = c² 400 + 225 = c² √625 = c 25 = c

The Baseball Field Problem Tommy is the lead batter on his little league team. Tommy hits the ball twelve feet, and it lands directly on second base. If from first base to second base is seven feet, how far does Tommy need to run to first base? 7 feet 12 feet b

How to solve the baseball field problem 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. a² + b² = c² 7² + b² = 12² 49 + b² = 144 144 – 49 = b² √95 = b 9.74679434 ≈ 9.747 9.747 = c

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