Area of Similar Shapes using the Pythagorean Theorem
- Bethani Scott
You will be proving the Pythagorean theorem by constructing squares on the edges of the given right triangle. Step 1:Construct 3 squares, on each of the three edges of the right triangle given. Step 2:Find the area of each square. Step 3:Write a proof of the Pythagorean theorem using the given areas and side lengths of the right triangle. Questions to answer: 1)Area of each square (3 points) 2)Written proof (3 points) Homework: 1) Find one more shape that can be used to prove the Pythagorean theorem. 2)Research and write down a different proof of the Pythagorean theorem by a famous mathematician (2 points).