The Pythagorean Theorem – Word Problems

Right Triangle Word Problems

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Students use the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing side lengths of right triangles in a variety of word problems. The word problems involve right triangles formed by diagonals of rectangles, squares, and rhombuses, as well as ladders that lean against buildings, heights of fallen trees, distances traveled, the range of an internet signal, and the diagonal of a rectangular box.
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