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    Simple grade 8 Pythagoras Theorem problem

    Hi, I have learnt pythagoras theorem in school and I am given this assignment (attached). Can someone help? It is best to keep to basic methods because I have not learnt much yet :|

    Thanks a lot for your time!
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    Re: Simple grade 8 Pythagoras Theorem problem

    Quote Originally Posted by blooperkin View Post
    Hi, I have learnt pythagoras theorem in school and I am given this assignment (attached). Can someone help? It is best to keep to basic methods because I have not learnt much yet :|
    Hello,

    if I understand the problem and the attached sketch correctly then you cut off isosceles right triangles from a rectangle.

    If and only if so:

    1. The area of an isosceles right triangle is the half of a square, so no Pythagorean theorem needed.

    2. Without any lengthes of the rectangle your problem cann't be solved.
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