Sunday, March 16, 2008

Exequelle's Pythagoras Growing Post

Question 1:

A Pythagorean Triple is three unknown numbers, A, B, and C that satisfy a2+b2=c2 is a pythagorean triple.

This images shows that 3squared + 4squared = 5squared.

3squared = (3x3)= 9
4squared= (4x4)= 16

5squared= (5x5)= 25

So the questions is really 9 + 16 = 25.

Question 2: Find a Missing Leg/Hypotenuse

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Question 3: Problem B
You've just picked up a ground ball at first base, and you see the other teams player towards third base. How far do you have to throw the ball to get it from first base to the third base and throw the runner out?

I just followed the formula, and the distance from 1st to 3rd is the hypotenuse. So you just have to go A + B = C. So all you have to do is square the numbers then add them, then find the square root of that number. Then that would be how far you would have to throw it in feet.
This is the work I did:
A2 = 90(2)
B2 = 90(2)
C = ?
90(2) = 8100
A2 = 8100
B2 = 8100
8100 + 8100 = C
8100 + 8100 = 16200
SquareRoot of 16200 = C2
C2 = 127.28

So the answer to the question is: To throw the ball from 1st base to 3rd base is 127.28 feet. So you have to throw the ball that far to get the runner out.

Question 4: Make Your Own Question

Fred and his buddy Shrek are going shopping at Extremo Shopping Centre of Doom. Shrek goes all the way to the top of an escalator, that is 4 meters high.The base of the escalator is 2 meters long. Fred is standing 55 cm, away from the escalator. How far is Fred standing from Shrek? (Round to two decimals.)


Erick817 said...

Nice job! You have a very interesting Word Problem!!

J 0 R l) @ N = 817 said...

Haha...funny picture and question. Great Pythagoras word problem!!!!! Very intelligent....