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					            8-6 The Pythagorean Theorem

Obj: To use and apply the Pythagorean Theorem

KEY TERMS:

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.




                           Hypotenuse
                               c
       Leg a




                       Leg b


PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM:

 In a right triangle the sum of the squares of the legs is equal to
                   the square of the hypotenuse.

                            a2  b2  c2

				
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