What are some real life examples of the pythagorean theorem?

You can calculate the height of objects for example.

Say there was a building in Math Town you wanted the height of. The shadow of the building is 30 ft long and you know the hypotenuse to be 50 ft.

  1. ##30^2+x^2=50^2##

  2. ##900+x^2= 2500## (Subtract 900)

3.## x^2=1600##

4.## x=40##

The height of the building is 40 ft.

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