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# Complete the proof the pythagorean theorem

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Given:

ABC is a right triangle, with a right angle at ∠C

Prove:

a^2 + b^2 = c^2

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Statement

Reason

1.   ABC is a right triangle, with a right angle
at ∠C

1. Given

2.   Draw an altitude from point C to AB.

2. From a point not on a line, exactly one perpendicular can be drawn through the point to the line.

3.   CDB and CDA are right angles.

3. Definition of altitude

4.   ∠BCA ≅ ∠BDC

All right angles are congruent.

5.   ∠B ≅ ∠B

XXX

6.   XXX

AA Similarity Postulate

7.   a/x = c/a

XXX

8.   a^2 = cx

XXX

9.   ∠CDA ≅ ∠BCA

XXX

10.  ∠A ≅ ∠A

XXX

11.  XXX

AA Similarity Postulate

12.  b/y = c/b =

XXX

13.  b^2 = cy

XXX

14.  a^2 + b^2 = cx + cy

XXX

15.  XXX

Distributive Property

16.  x+y=c

XXX

17.  a^2 + b^2 = c^2

XXX

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See if this helps  :

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/please-check-my-geometry-proof-they-hate-me

CPhill  Jan 25, 2018

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