Pythagorean Exploration

Use the area and length tools to explore the relationship between the lengths of side A, B, and C and the squares attached to the triangle.

How is the length of a side related to the area of the square attached to that side?

How are the three squares related to each other?

Check all that apply
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D

How can you find the area of square C if you have the area of square A and the area of square B?



How can you find the length of side C if you have the length of side A and the length of side B?

Write a formula relating A = length of side A, B = length of side B, and C = length of side C.