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Shapes - Pythagoras 2

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Pythagoras Theorem is about a property of all triangles with a right-angle. If a triangle has one angle which is a right-angle (i.e. 90o) then there is a special relationship between the lengths of its three sides. Test your skills by playing this quiz. (The diagrams are not drawn to scale)

1.
What is the length of the hypotenuse (A) in the triangle below?
16 cm
20 cm
24 cm
28 cm
2.
What is the length of the hypotenuse (A) in the triangle below?
17.9 cm
24.1 cm
30.4 cm
36.8 cm
The answer is given here to 3 significant figures
3.
What is the length of the hypotenuse (A) in the triangle below?
30.3 cm
32.1 cm
33.9 cm
36.7 cm
4.
What is the length of the hypotenuse (A) in the triangle below?
6.54 cm
8.49 cm
10.22 cm
12.44 cm
5.
What is the length of the hypotenuse (A) in the triangle below?
6.54 cm
8.49 cm
10.22 cm
12.44 cm
Well done if you spotted it is the same triangle as in question 4 but presented at a different rotation!
6.
What is the length of the hypotenuse (A) in the triangle below?
11.5 cm
13.4 cm
15.3 cm
17.8cm
7.
What is the length of the side (A) in the triangle below?
4.7 cm
5.7 cm
6.7 cm
7.7 cm
8.
What is the length of the side (A) in the triangle below?
9.8 cm
10.9 cm
12.6 cm
13.4 cm
9.
The diagram below shows a ladder leaning against a vertical house wall. How far up the wall does the ladder reach?
4.4 m
4.8 m
5.2 m
5.6 m
10.
What is the diagonal of the rectangular swimming pool in the picture below?
10.98 m
11.05 m
11.18 m
11.76 m
Think of the diagonal as the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle
Author:  Frank Evans

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