8-6 The Pythagorean Theorem
Obj: To use and apply the Pythagorean Theorem
Legs – In a right triangle, the two shortest sides of the triangle.
Represented in the Pythagorean Theorem by a and b.
Hypotenuse – In a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle.
This is always the longest side in a right triangle. Represented by
in the Pythagorean Theorem by c.
In a right triangle the sum of the squares of the legs is equal to
the square of the hypotenuse.
a2 b2 c2