# Math

According to the Pythagorean theorem, which of the following statements below is true for the triangle in the diagram?

(1) a2+4 to 2 power= 5 2 power.

5

(2) a2-4 to2 power=5 2 power. A.

(3) a2+5 to2 power=4 2 power
(4) a2-5 to 2power=4 2 power. 4
(5) 5 2power +4 2power = a 2 power

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1. What are the measurements in the diagram?

We use this symbol to show exponents ^.

a squared = a^2

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Ms. Sue
2. Left side A
Bottom 4
Right side going up

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3. Left a
Bottom 4
Right side going up 5

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Ms. Sue
5. =5

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6. Is the right side the hypotenuse?

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Ms. Sue
7. Yes

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8. It's the longest side

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9. The hypotenuse is c in the Pythagorean Theorem.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

a^2 + 4^2 = 5^2

Solve for a.

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10. Got ged book now I got#1

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11. I just had a hard time trying to figure out what direction to go left or right

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