Pythagorean Theorem On the Road

Pythagorean Theorem On the Road

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  • I need to go to the restroom!!
  • View Map
  • View Map
  • Let's take a road stop.
  • OK
  • How many more miles will it take us compared to the fastest route?
  • Well, we can use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure that out.
  • What is the Pythagorean Theorem?
  • Pythagorean Theorem: a2+b2=c2
  • So you see, our fastest route's mileage (12 miles), a, + the distance from the restaurant back to the fastest route (8 miles),b, = the distance from the fastest route to the restaurant, c.
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