PERIOD: ____ DATE:_______
In a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle is called the _________________.
The hypotenuse is the _______________ side. We use the variable c to represent the
hypotenuse when we don’t know it’s length.
The other two sides of the triangle are called the _______ (these two sides form the right
angle). We use the variables a and b to represent the legs.
Label the hypotenuse and legs in this right triangle:
The ___________________ _______________ describes the relationship of the lengths of the
sides of a _____________ triangle.
The Pythagorean Thereom is named after ________________, a Greek philospher and
mathematician who taught around 530 BC.
Remember, we use a and b to represent the legs of a right triangle and c to represent the
hypotenuse. The Pythagorean Theorem states that when we have a right triangle, the sum of
the squares of the lengths of the _____