Pythagorean theorem intro problems

CCSS Math: 8.G.B.7
Practice using the Pythagorean theorem to solve for missing side lengths on right triangles.  Each question is slightly more challenging than the previous. Created by Lindsay Spears.

Pythagorean theorem

The equation for the Pythagorean theorem is
a2+b2=c2a^2 + b^2 = c^2
where aa and bb are the lengths of the two legs of the triangle, and cc is the length of the hypotenuse.
The hypotenuse is the longest side and is across from the right angle. The two legs are the shorter sides that form the right angle:
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Practice problems

Problem 1
Find the value of xx in the triangle shown below.
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