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Pythagoras Theorem

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hell18
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Jun11-03, 10:37 AM
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to work out a traingle side e.g. 52

is it we first times the 3 by its self to get 9 and then we times the 4 x 4 to get 16. then we take away the difference to get 52?

9 + 16 = 25

Formula
32 + 42 = 52

is this correct?
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suffian
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Jun11-03, 04:29 PM
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What you said was a little confusing, but here is a link to a simple statement of pythogrean's thereom:
http://scidiv.bcc.ctc.edu/Math/Pythagoras.html
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Jun11-03, 06:30 PM
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To work out the hypoteneuse's (the side which does not end in a 90 degree angle) length, you square the first side and add it to the square of the second side. Then take the square root of the third side.

a2 + b2 = c2

32 + 42 = c2

9 + 16 = c2

c2= 25

c = [squ]25

c = 5


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