Plans and Worksheets for Grade 8
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Common Core For Grade 8
Examples, videos, and solutions to help Grade 8 students learn how to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find lengths of right triangles in two dimensions.
New York State Common Core Math Grade 8, Module 3, Lesson 14
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Lesson 14 Student Outcomes
• Students illuminate the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem through computation of examples and
Lesson 14 Summary
• Students apply the theorem and its converse to solve problems.
The converse of the Pythagorean Theorem states that if side lengths of a triangle a, b, c, satisfy a2
then the triangle is a right triangle.
If the side lengths of a triangle a, b, c, do not satisfy a2
, then the triangle is not a right triangle.
• Pythagorean Theorem:
If the lengths of the legs of a right triangle are a and b, and the length of the hypotenuse is c, then a2
• This theorem has a converse:
If the lengths of three sides of a triangle, a, b, and c, satisfy c2
, then the triangle is a right triangle, and furthermore, the side of length is opposite the right angle.
Exercises 1 - 7
The numbers in the diagram below indicate the units of length of each side of the triangle. Is the triangle shown
below a right triangle? Show your work, and answer in a complete sentence.
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