Help Solve Lengths of Sides
Trig Triumph Game: Level 3 Help
Find the lengths of sides of a right triangle with the calculator and the Pythagorean Theorem.
The Pythagorean Theorem is
c is the hypotenuse.
b are the other legs of a right triangle.
For example find the length of
c, when given the length of
First, square the length of
a, and save the value.
Second square the length of
b, and save the value.
b2 together to
c2. Finally find the square root of
The square root of
c2 equals your answer, the length of leg
Suppose you only have the lengths of the hypotenuse
c, and one leg of the
The hypotenuse is always longer than the other legs of a right triangle.
to obtain a positive number. The square root of a negative number is not a valid length.
Your answer equals the square root of (
The calculator processes values for trigonometric functions with degrees, rather than radians. The game's answers are rounded to three decimal precision. In other words, a maximum of three digits display after the decimal point.
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Trig Triumph rounds the final
answer to the nearest thousandth (3 digits after the decimal point).
Often rounding each step in a series introduces
The final result may be too high, when more than one step in the series
The final result may be too low, when more than one step in the series
Therefore don't round numbers while playing. The Trig Triumph game rounds the final result. If you don't need a calculate for the final answer, then round to the nearest thousandth. The Trig Triumph game allows for small rounding differences. However it's helpful to understand for future math projects.
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Reset allows you to play the
level over again and increase your score.
Reset assigns zero to
your score for this level, then displays the first question for this level.