Multiple Choice Identify the
choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.


1.

The formula for determining the hypotenuse of a right triangle is
__________.
a.  a^{2} + c^{2} = b^{2}  b.  c^{2} =
a^{2} + b^{2}  c.  c^{2} = b^{2} –
a^{2}  d.  b^{2} + c^{2} = a^{2} 

Completion Complete each
statement.


2.

A right triangle has sides that measure 3' and 4'. The hypotenuse will
measure ____________________.


3.

If a right triangle has one side that measures 20" and the hypotenuse
measures 60", the second side will measure ____________________.


4.

The two sides of a right triangle measure 12" and 15". The hypotenuse
will measure ____________________.


5.

If the base of a right triangle measures 30 feet and the hypotenuse measures 45
feet, the height of the triangle is ____________________.


6.

If an antenna has a guy wire attached 65' from the ground and the other end
is attached to an anchor 18' from the tower, the guy wire is ____________________ feet
long.


7.

Many things in construction are laid out with square corners and the
____________________ method is a good way to check the squareness of those corners.


8.

If the height of a triangle is 13' 9" and the hypotenuse is 15'
6", the base of the triangle will be ____________________.

Short Answer


9.

If a 16' ladder is placed against a wall and the base of the ladder is
4' away from the wall, at what height will the ladder touch the wall?


10.

Define the Pythagorean theorem.
