MYP Mathematics Converse of Pythagoras

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MYP Mathematics Converse of Pythagoras

Postby Lucas » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:22 pm

MYP Maths – Converse of Pythagoras’ rule

How can I check if a triangle with sides 4 cm, 5cm and 9cm is right angled?


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Re: MYP Mathematics Converse of Pythagoras

Postby miranda » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:32 pm

MYP Mathematics – Converse of Pythagoras’ rule

The Converse Pythagoras’ rule states that if a triangle has sides of length a,b and c where
then the triangle is right angled.

So in our case we have that
Given that in a right angled triangle the longest side is the hypotenuse


Therefore the triangle is not right angled.

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Re: MYP Mathematics Converse of Pythagoras

Postby Lucas » Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:48 pm

thanks miranda!!
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