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PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM
ALGEBRA

NAME:______________________
PERIOD: ____ DATE:_______

1.

In a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle is called the _________________.

2.

The hypotenuse is the _______________ side. We use the variable c to represent the
hypotenuse when we don’t know it’s length.

3.

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.

4.

Label the hypotenuse and legs in this right triangle:

5.

The ___________________ _______________ describes the relationship of the lengths of the
sides of a _____________ triangle.

6.

The Pythagorean Thereom is named after ________________, a Greek philospher and
mathematician who taught around 530 BC.

7.

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 _____