# pythagorean theorem

### The diagonal of a rectangle is 10 inches long and the height of the rectangle is 8 inches. What is t

Draw this rectangle and you'll see we have a pythagorean theorem equation. a^2 + b^2= c^2 b = 8 and c= 10 a^2 + 8^2 = 10^2 a^2 + 64 = 100...
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### Gigi’s family left their house and drove 14 miles south to a gas station and then 48 miles east to a

Gigi’s family left their house and drove 14 miles south to a gas station and then 48 miles east to a water park. How much shorter would their trip...
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### a^2 + b62 = c^2 for c

a^2 + b^2 = c^2 for c Take the square root of each side: c = sqrt(a^2 + b^2)
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### A bird was sitting 12 meters from the base of an oak tree and flew 15 meters to reach the top of the

A bird was sitting 12 meters from the base of an oak tree and flew 15 meters to reach the top of the tree. How tall is the tree? So we have a...
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### A young dad, who was a star football player in college, set up a miniature football field for his fi

A young dad, who was a star football player in college, set up a miniature football field for his five-year-old young daughter, who was already...
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### A ladder rests 2.5 m from the base of a house. If the ladder is 4 m long, how far up the side of the

A ladder rests 2.5 m from the base of a house. If the ladder is 4 m long, how far up the side of the house will the ladder reach? We have a right...
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### A 50-foot pole and a 70-foot pole are 30 feet apart. If you were to run a line between the tops of t

A 50-foot pole and a 70-foot pole are 30 feet apart. If you were to run a line between the tops of the two poles, what is the minimum length of...
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### A 12 feet ladder leans against the side of a house. The bottom of the ladder is 9 feet from the side

A 12 feet ladder leans against the side of a house. The bottom of the ladder is 9 feet from the side of the house. How high is the top of the...
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### A 13ft ladder leans against the side of a house. The bottom of the ladder is 10ft from the side of t

A 13ft ladder leans against the side of a house. The bottom of the ladder is 10ft from the side of the house. How high is the top of the ladder...
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### A 74 inch rake is Leaning against a wall. The top of the rake hits the wall 70 inches above the grou

A 74 inch rake is Leaning against a wall. The top of the rake hits the wall 70 inches above the ground. How far is the bottom of the rake from the...
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### Sam leaves school to go home. He walks 10 blocks North and then 8 blocks west. How far is John from

Sam leaves school to go home. He walks 10 blocks North and then 8 blocks west. How far is John from the school? Sam walked at a right angle. His...
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### The distance between consecutive bases is 90 feet. An outfielder catches the ball on the third base

The distance between consecutive bases is 90 feet. An outfielder catches the ball on the third base line about 40 feet behind third base. How far...
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### A 13 ft. ladder is leaning against a building 12 ft. up from the ground. How far is the base of the

A 13 ft. ladder is leaning against a building 12 ft. up from the ground. How far is the base of the ladder from the building? This is a classic...
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### A computer screen has a diagonal dimension of 19 inches and a width of 15 inches. Approximately what

A computer screen has a diagonal dimension of 19 inches and a width of 15 inches. Approximately what is the height of the screen? We have a right...
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### Running from the top of a flagpole to a hook in the ground there is a rope that is 9 meters long. If

Running from the top of a flagpole to a hook in the ground there is a rope that is 9 meters long. If the hook is 4 meters from the base of the...
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### A ladder is 25 ft long. The ladder needs to reach to a window that is 24 ft above the ground. How fa

A ladder is 25 ft long. The ladder needs to reach to a window that is 24 ft above the ground. How far away from the building should the bottom of...
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### A ladder 25 feet long is leaning against a wall. If the base of the ladder is 7 feet from the wall,

A ladder 25 feet long is leaning against a wall. If the base of the ladder is 7 feet from the wall, how high up the wall does the ladder reach?...
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