Geometry Right Triangles
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Right On
Right Triangles

 

 Right triangles are very special things.

 We will use them to do all kinds of fancy stuff.
 One of the most special things about right triangles
 has to do with the length of the sides.
 
 Remember that the side across from the 90 degree angle
 is called the hypotenuse.
 

 

 
 Take the length of one side and multiply it times itself.
 Tale the length of the other side and multiply it times itself.
 ADD the two together.
 The result is equal to the hypotenuse multiplied times itself.
 
 Examples:

 

 
 More Examples:
 Figure out how long the missing sides 
 of these right triangles are
 

 

 
 Yes, you get roots in the answers to these problems
 most of the time.
 

   copyright 2005 Bruce Kirkpatrick

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