OpenStudy (anonymous):

WILL GIVE MEDAL which of the images above represents a proof of the pythagorean theorem? Explain your choice, and then explain how the figure proved the pythagorean theorem.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@amistre64 @thomaster

OpenStudy (anonymous):

How did you test these? Tell me what you did to prove that none of them are right?

OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

$$\huge a^2+b^2=c^2$$

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I used the them for both of them: a^2+b^2 = c^2 For the first one I did, 25^2 + 144^2

OpenStudy (anonymous):

For me, that didn't equal 169^2

OpenStudy (anonymous):

are you sure that did not equal 169?

OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

You are Given: $$a^2 = 25$$, $$b^2= 144$$ and $$c^2=169$$

OpenStudy (anonymous):

25^2 + 144^2 = c^2 625 + 20736 = c^2 21361 = c^2 c = √21361 which is equivalent to 146.2

OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

You are NOT given $$a=25, b=144 and c=169$$

OpenStudy (anonymous):

You're going at it the wrong way. Look at what skullpatrol did. Your boxes are given in area units meaning that is:\[height \times length\] it's not the volume that is being squared

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I'm confused

OpenStudy (anonymous):

How do you find an area of a square?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

and for my earlier post it's not the area that is being squared**

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Area of square = a^2 a = side of square

OpenStudy (skullpatrol):

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