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Pythagorean Theorum


By Katherine Clement and Christian Lujan

You are going to raise a banner for the school carnival.  How long do you need to cut the rope for the guy wires?

In order to cut the rope that is 10 feet from the ground and 10 feet above the pole, we need to square the numbers.  After both of the tens are squared they are then added to each other.  This is what is known as c squared .  To find c by itself we find the square root of 200, which is 14.1.


10x10=100 


100+100=200

√200=14.1

Now we need to cut rope that is 10 feet from the ground and 20 feet above the pole. To do that, you need to square 10 and square 20. 10 squared would be 100 and 20 squared would be 400. After finding them as squared, add up the squared versions. 100 plus 400 would be 500. then find the square route of 500. So the square route of 500 is 22.3.


10x10=100

20x20=400

100+400=500

√500=22.3

We need to cut the rope that is 15 above the ground and 20 feet above the pole. To do that, we need to square 15, which is 225 and square 20, which is 400. Then we need to add 400 and 225. That would be 625. Now we need to find the square route of 625, which is 25.


15x15=225

20x20=400

400+225=625

√625=25