In the Pythagorean Theorem, what does the “a” stand for? a2 + b2 = c2 A. The longest side, or hypotenuse, of a right trian

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In the Pythagorean Theorem, what
does the “a” stand for?
a2 + b2 = c2
A. The longest side, or hypotenuse, of a right triangle.
B. One of the sides, or legs, that make up the right
angle.
C. Any unknown side of a right triangle.

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Adalynn 1 day 2021-09-15T21:58:48+00:00 2 Answers 0

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    2021-09-15T21:59:55+00:00

    the A stands for any of the sides or legs that make up a right angle so B is correct

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    2021-09-15T22:00:24+00:00

    Answer:

    B. One of the sides, or legs, that make up the right  angle.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The Pythagoras Theorem applies to the right-angled triangles. It is basically a relationship between the sizes of the all lengths of the triangle. The Pythagoras Theorem is given by:

    C^2 = A^2 + B^2; where A and B are perpendicular and base respectively, and C is the hypotenuse. It is interesting to note that A can either be the perpendicular or the base of the right angled triangle. Same goes for B; it can be either the perpendicular or the base. Both the perpendicular and the base intersect at 90 degrees. But both cannot be the hypotenuse. Therefore, the variable A in the Pythagoras Theorem is one of the sides, or legs, that make up the right  angle, i.e. Option B is the correct answer!!!

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