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Geometry: Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems

Find missing distances in real life situations involving right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem. #geometry, based on Common Core standard #G-SRT.8, based on TEKS standard #G-Q.2, #G-Q.1

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  1. Which expression can be used to find the missing leg length, a, of a right triangle?
  2. Approximately what distance must the aircraft descend before it reaches the runway?
  3. CD is the perpendicular bisector of AB . How long is the radius?
  4. A circle centered at the origin passes through (5, 12). How long is the radius of the circle?
  5. Which of the following sets of numbers are not the side lengths of a right triangle?
  6. … and 5 more awesome questions! Check them out by clicking “Play”.