Phythagoras Post

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Surprisingly, Mr. Harbeck fell and bumped his head on the floor. Now, he can't remember anything so he asks us to find out what these artifacts are to help him remember.

Right Triangle:

This is the right triangle. The sides that make up the 90 degree angle are called legs. The legs are labelled A and B. The hypotenuse is the C, and is the longest side of the triangle. You can always find it across from the 90 degree angle. Theta and Beta show at the top corner and the bottom corner of a right triangle. The top one is the Theta and the bottom one is the Beta. Complementry angles arPhye formed by Theta and Beta because Theta and Beta equals 90 degrees.


This is a square, which means that all sides are equal. There are four 90 degree angles in the shape which equals to 360 degrees. You can always find the area or perimeter of the square if you know the measurement of one side. If you know the measurement of one side, then you know the measurement of all sides because all sides of a square are equal. In this picture, one side is 5, so we know that all sides equal 5. 5x5 , which is LxW. The area is 25.


Phythagoras is the man who made the phythagorean theorem. Phythagoras was often called the Father of Math. He is a Vegan, someone who doesn't eat things that are alive. He loves Music just like how he loves Math. He believed that he could make a square out of four right triangle angles and that he could make a triangle out of three squares. Phythagoras was the person who discovered the circumfurance of the world.

Phythagorean Theorem:

This is the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagoras came up with the theorem to find out the length of a side of a right angle triangle. The theorem means is that, if you know side a and side b of a right triangle, all you do is square them. After that, you will need to add them together which will leave you with side c squared. Find the square root of the answer and that will give you the length of side c, the hypotenuse.
Heres the problem that Mr. Harbeck told us to use use for our post:


  1. peachy 8-41 said...

    For your triangle picture, I can see that it is very creative and original, why? Well, your triangle is the only one I've seen so far with the Beta and Theta drawings in them, with the labels of A, B, and C. Oh, and your's is the only one I've seen so far that made their own triangle and square. :) Keep up the origniality! Wow, there's more original stuff on your scribe! The whole area thing, yours is the first one I've seen so far that explains the area, I'm glad that you added that, because I remember the class when Harbeck pushed that onto us. I think you are missing one more problem, the word problem. The one that you can chose from. But, you still explained the first problem right and correctly. You drew out the pictures cleary, so you didn't have to explain it. Everything in your post is well described and well paragraphed. All the words come together perfecty. I like the videos, keep it up :)
    Btw, your "Surprisingly, Mr. Harbeck fell and bumped his head on the floor. Now, he can't remember anything so he asks us to find out what these artifacts are to help him remember.", is the .. 5th? one I read today. Haha, I still think it's funny and silly how he hurt his head, forgot all the math he was teaching us, but still remembered everyones names, his name, his information, our school information, and all the other math things he taught us before pythagoras ;p. Silly Harbeck.
    I think you made a mistake here?
    - arPhye. Haha, I think you were going to write ARE but didn't realize that the beginning of PYTHAOGORAS was still there. Haha, that's fine though! Just clean it up so you don't lose marks.
    - phythagoras, it's actually spelled pythagoras. I hope you spelled it correctly in your labels!

    February 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM  

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