I took notes in class on this theorem, but still don't understand how to do it. Can someone explain how this works/what to do? Attachment 31054

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- June 1st 2014, 11:36 AMjgolden1Leg squared theorem
I took notes in class on this theorem, but still don't understand how to do it. Can someone explain how this works/what to do? Attachment 31054

- June 1st 2014, 12:18 PMPlatoRe: Leg squared theorem
- June 1st 2014, 12:19 PMShakarriRe: Leg squared theorem
You can prove by using pythagoras' theorem for the big triangle and the two smaller triangles.

and you can prove that and by using and pythagoras' theorem for the smaller triangles