Quiz Of The Pythagorean Theorem

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This quiz will test the knowledge of many student's and what they have learned after viewing the short clip of how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the values of the triangles legs and hypotenuse.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the value of the hypotenuse.a=3b=4c-?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 5
    Explanation
    Using the Pythagorean Theorem, which states that in a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides, we can find the value of the hypotenuse. In this case, the lengths of the other two sides are given as a=3 and b=4. Plugging these values into the theorem, we get c^2 = 3^2 + 4^2 = 9 + 16 = 25. Taking the square root of both sides, we find that c = 5. Therefore, the correct answer is 5.

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  • 2. 

    The longest side of a right triangle is called the

    Correct Answer
    leg
    angle
    hypotenuse
    degree
    Explanation
    In a right triangle, the longest side is called the hypotenuse. The other two sides are called the legs. The hypotenuse is always opposite the right angle, which is 90 degrees. Therefore, the correct answer is hypotenuse. The terms "leg" and "angle" are also mentioned in the question, but they do not refer to the longest side of a right triangle. Degree is a unit of measurement for angles and is not directly related to the sides of a triangle.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Pythagorean Theorem and what do we use it for?

  • 4. 

    Using the Pythagorean Theorem, find the value of a.a=?b=6c=10

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      1

    • E.

      9

    Correct Answer
    A. 8
    Explanation
    The Pythagorean Theorem states that in a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides. In this case, we are given the values of b and c, which are the two sides of the right triangle. By substituting the values into the formula a^2 = c^2 - b^2, we can solve for a. Plugging in the given values, we get a^2 = 10^2 - 6^2, which simplifies to a^2 = 100 - 36. Therefore, a^2 = 64, and taking the square root of both sides, we find that a = 8.

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  • 5. 

    When finding the hypotenuse, you must take the ______________ the value c.

    Correct Answer
    square root
    square
    double
    triple
    Explanation
    When finding the hypotenuse, you must take the square root of the value c. The square root is used to find the length of the hypotenuse in a right triangle when the lengths of the other two sides are known. The square of a number is used to find the area of a square or to find the length of a side when the area is known. Double and triple are not applicable in this context.

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