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Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 8 students learn how to solve word problems using the Pythagorean Theorem.

Word problems that involve the Pythagorean Theorem generally deal with right-angled triangles, where you’re given the lengths of two sides and asked to find the third side, or asked to apply the theorem in a practical context. Here’s a step-by-step approach for solving these problems.

Steps to Solve Word Problems Using the Pythagorean Theorem:

- Read the Problem Carefully:

Identify what you’re being asked to find (the length of a side, distance, etc.).

Determine which parts of the problem involve a right triangle.

Look for keywords like “right triangle,” “diagonal,” “distance,” “height,” “base,” or “hypotenuse." - Draw a Diagram:

If one is not provided, sketch a diagram to visualize the problem.

Label the known lengths and variables for unknown sides. - Identify the Right Triangle and Its Parts:

Identify which sides correspond to the legs 𝑎 and 𝑏, and which side is the hypotenuse 𝑐.

The hypotenuse is always opposite the right angle and is the longest side. - Write the Pythagorean Theorem Formula:

𝑎^{2}+ 𝑏^{2}= 𝑐^{2}

Use this formula to relate the sides of the triangle. - Substitute Known Values:

Plug in the values for the known sides. - Solve for the Unknown Side:

Simplify the squares and solve for the unknown side.

Make sure to take the positive square root, since lengths cannot be negative. - Answer the Question:

Ensure your final answer addresses the original question (e.g., finding the total distance, height, etc.).

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve word problems.

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