anonymous
  • anonymous
whats the Pythagorean Theorem ?
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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
|dw:1435109397977:dw| good question! the pythagorean theorem states that a^2 + b^2 = c^2, where a and b are the legs of any right triangle and c is the hypotenuse
anonymous
  • anonymous
so is than when soh cah toah comes into place or how ever it goes?
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
soh cah toah is a bit different, that has to do with the ratio of sides let me illustrate

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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
sinA = opposite/hypotenuse = a/c cosA = adjacent/hypotenuse = b/c tanA = opposite/adjacent = a/b
anonymous
  • anonymous
so if i have a question like this how would i go about doing it ? Which construction can you use to prove the Pythagorean Theorem based on similarity of triangles?
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
huh, I'm actually not quite sure about this one @peachpi would you be able to help on this one?
anonymous
  • anonymous
sorry it went out on this side umm there was a graph with it
anonymous
  • anonymous
or a picture
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm not sure either. I think you can construct a line from the right angle perpendicular to the hypotenuse, but I don't know the name for it. |dw:1435110227632:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
hmm that was one of the choices what you have there but it kicked me off my wifi so there for my work got lost so i have to restart :(
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
found this online, it confirms peachpi's answer and should be helpful to you https://learnzillion.com/lessons/283-prove-the-pythagorean-theorem-using-similar-triangles
anonymous
  • anonymous
i really appreciate it

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