This Theorem relates the lengths of the three sides of any right triangle.
The legs of a right triangle (the two sides of the triangle that meet at the right angle) are customarily labelled as having lengths "a" and "b", and the hypotenuse (the long side of the triangle, opposite the right angle) is labelled as having length "c". The lengths are related by the following equation: a2 + b2 = c2 : This equation allows you to find the length of a side of a right triangle when they've given you the lengths for the other two sides, and, going in the other direction, allows you to determine if a triangle is a right triangle when they've given you the lengths for all three sides.
How You Can Understand the Pythagorean Theorem
To find the length of side C, you have to know the length of sides a and b, and add them together. a and be are squared. (Use the square root symbol, Maybe on a calculator.)When the triangle has a right angle (90°) and squares are made on each of the three sides, then the biggest square has the exact same area as the other two squares put together. Pythagoras
It is called "Pythagoras' Theorem" and can be written in one short equation:
a2 + b2 = c2
How the Theorem Can be Used in Real Life
If you are picking out a T.V, and if you know the length of two sides, you can figure out how big you want the T.V to be and if it's to big.
If you are Painting on walls and you are making a pattern like the pattern below, you can find the length of two sides of one square and you will know how big to make all the other squares when you are painting.