You should have discovered that the three triangles used to make a perfect right triangle are of side lengths 3, 4, and 5! Now, what does it mean that we are using squares? If the side lengths of each three squares are a, b, and c, respectively, how can we show the area of each square using mathematics?
Peter leaves school and walks 6 blocks north, then 8 blocks west to get home. How many blocks would Peter walk if he went straight home from school?