The Pythagorean Theorem is a fundamental principle in geometry that describes the relationship between the sides of a right-angled triangle. It states that the square of the length of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.

The Pythagorean Theorem can be expressed as the following formula:

**c ^{2} = a^{2} + b^{2}**

Where c is the length of the hypotenuse, and a and b are the lengths of the other two sides.

For example, if a right-angled triangle has side lengths of 3 and 4, the length of the hypotenuse can be found using the Pythagorean Theorem as follows:

c^{2} = 3^{2} + 4^{2}

c^{2} = 9 + 16

c^{2} = 25

c = √25

c = 5

So, the length of the hypotenuse is 5.

- Understand the concept of a right-angled triangle.
- Memorize the formula:
**c**^{2}= a^{2}+ b^{2} - Practice using the formula to find the length of the hypotenuse in different triangles.
- Remember that the Pythagorean Theorem only applies to right-angled triangles.
- Be familiar with using square roots to solve for the length of the hypotenuse.

By understanding and practicing the Pythagorean Theorem, you will be able to solve problems related to right-angled triangles and apply this fundamental concept in geometry.

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Geometry (NCTM)

Analyze characteristics and properties of two- and three-dimensional geometric shapes and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.

Create and critique inductive and deductive arguments concerning geometric ideas and relationships, such as congruence, similarity, and the Pythagorean relationship.