### 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:

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:
a²+b²=c²

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:  