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anonymous
 one year ago
Prove the Pythagorean Theorem using similar triangles. The Pythagorean Theorem states that in a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs of the triangle equals the squared length of the hypotenuse. Be sure to create and name the appropriate geometric figures.
anonymous
 one year ago
Prove the Pythagorean Theorem using similar triangles. The Pythagorean Theorem states that in a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs of the triangle equals the squared length of the hypotenuse. Be sure to create and name the appropriate geometric figures.

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0by AA similarity postulate: â–³ADBâˆ¼â–³BDCâˆ¼â–³ABC therefore the sides of the triangles are proportional: AD/AB = AB/AC BC/AC = DC/BC By cross multiplication we have the following equations: AD * AC = AB * AB AC * DC = BC * BC Which is the same as: AD * DC = BD^2 AD * AC = AB^2 AC * DC = BD^2 Add the two equations: AD * AC AC * DC = AB^2 BC^2 By the distributive property: AC(AD DC) = AB^2 BC^2 but by construction AD DC = AC...so we have: AC * AC = AB^2 BC^2 Which is equivalent to: AB^2 BC^2 = AC^2 Which is what we want to prove.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that is what i have... i just want to make sure im right..

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i love this i got it

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well a^2+b^2=c^2 so is that what you have as your first step

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im guessing..the coding got messed up and idk what it is now XD

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you used the distubitive propery i think

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So do u think that is a correct proof to answer the question?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i'm guessing, probably

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no do u know how to do the theroum

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i just wanted to know if what i did was right or not..

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well not u did the distributive property the Pythagorean Theorem is a^2+b^2=c^2 ill give u the site to understand it better

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_theorem go to this site

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So should i just change the top line to the "a^2+b^2=c^"??

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then your answer will be all wrong

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.000 okay.. then help me redo it?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so as you know a^2+b^2=C^2

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, so that's how we begin?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then on your tiangle it shows all the and god for flam it love2hot2 and it will say what A, B or c is

ybarrap
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm doing this because I'm not sure how to read what you wrote, so we are starting from scratch. And if you know what to do next. Just do it.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0not really.. i think i just need the two colomn proof..but im not sure how to do it correctly.

ybarrap
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Follow my steps here in the order I show, referring to the diagram. dw:1437175072230:dw We use similarity of 3 triangles to prove. Does this make sense?