I am trying to help my son w/homework, and I really don't have a clue about this, sad, I know.

I thought if I could understand it, I could help him understand it.

THe subject is Pythagorean THeorem.

He needs to come up with 3 real world scenarios w/representation of R triangles....1 w/Right triangle base lenght known, 1 w/height unknown, and 1 with hypotenuse unknown?

I don't even know how to explain to him Pythagorean Theorem, I can hardly spell it!

Help?