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    Theorem Of Pythagoras(right angled triangle)

    A diagram shows a right angled triangle with pt=26b and rt=24
    Use the theorem of Pythagoras to find pr.
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    Last edited by joe89; January 21st 2009 at 06:00 AM. Reason: diagram not on the web so had to copy it directly from book (used paint)
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe89 View Post
    A diagram shows a right angled triangle with pt=26b and rt=24
    Use the theorem of Pythagoras to find pr.
    Where's the diagram of triangle PTR?

    With what you gave, we can not tell whether one side is a leg, or another is the hypotenuse.

    Give it a try: if a and b are legs of a right triangle and c is the hypotenuse of the triangle, then a^2 + b^2 = c^2
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    24^2 + b^2 = 26^2
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