Pythagorean Theorem
Updated: 3/8/2021
Pythagorean Theorem

Storyboard Text

  • I want to build a ramp that is 3 feet tall and a 4 feet long base but I don't know how long the top of the ramp needs to be.
  • To find how long the ramp needs to be you need to use Pythagorean Theorem
  • How do I use Pythagorean Theorem
  • You have to use the equation a squared plus b squared equals c squared. You a squared is 3 and your b squared is 4. Now you have to find out c squared.
  • 3
  • 4
  • x
  • Next you have to find out what each number squared is. 3 squared is 9, and 4 squared is 16.
  • 3
  • 4
  • x
  • What now?
  • The new equation is 9+16=c squared. Next add 9 and 16 together. Now the equation is 25=c squared.
  • 3
  • 4
  • x
  • Lastly you have to find the square root of 25 because c is squared so you have to undo the other side.
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • The square root of 25 is 5!