The Pythagorean Theorem
The Right Idea
Besides a 90 degree angle, all right triangles have something else in common: there is a consistent relationship between their sides. This relationship is described by a well known formula, the Pythagorean theorem.
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The Pythagorean theorem, which states that the sum of the squares of a right triangle's legs is equivalent to the square of its hypotenuse, can be used to find the length of a side of a right triangle when given the other two sides.
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