The Pythagorean Theorem: Quiz #1

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Math Quizzes & Trivia
Directions: Use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve the following problems.

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1.  The front of a hiking tent is shaped alike a triangle. The slanted sides are both 5 feet long and the bottom of the tent is 6 feet across. What is the height of the tent in feet at the tallest point?
2.  Two joggers run 8 miles north and then 15 miles west. What is the shortest distance, they must travel to return to their starting point?
3.  A baseball diamond is a square with sides of 90 feet. What is the shortest distance, to the nearest tenth of a foot, between home plate and 2nd base?
4.  To get from point A to point B Myranda must avoid walking through the pond. She walks 34 meters south and 41 meters east. How many meters is the shortest distance from point A to point B?
5.  Ms. Coney made the triangle that you see here on the board. She said that they hypotenuse is 13 inches and one of the legs is 5 inches. What is the length of the other leg?
6.  A suitcase measures 24 inches long and 18 inches high. What is the diagonal length of the suitcase?
7.  How far up a wall will an ladder reach that measures 11 meters, if the foot of the ladder must be 4 meters from the base of the wall?
8.  Breanna has a laptop computer that has a 37 centimeter diagonal screen. The width of the laptop is 12 centimeters. What is the length of the laptop?
9.  Shaylee wanted to know if a triangle whose legs are 15 feet and 8 feet and whose hypotenuse is 17 feet is a right triangle. She put into her calculator 17x17 =289. Then she put into her calculator 15x15 =225 and 8x8 =64, and added 225 and 64 together. Is the triangle a right triangle?
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