**TOPIC 8: PYTHAGORAS THEOREM**

**Pythagoras Theorem**

Triangle

with a Right angle i.e. 90° has an amazing property. Do you want to

know what property is that? Go on, read our notes to see the amazing

property of a right angled triangle.

with a Right angle i.e. 90° has an amazing property. Do you want to

know what property is that? Go on, read our notes to see the amazing

property of a right angled triangle.

Pythagoras Theorem deals only with problems involving any Triangle having one of its Angles with 90

^{0}. This kind of a Triangle is called Right angled triangle.
When triangle is a right angled triangle, squares can be made on each of the three sides. See illustration below:

The

Area of the biggest square is exact the same as the sum of the other

two squares put together. This is what is called Pythagoras theorem and

it is written as:

Area of the biggest square is exact the same as the sum of the other

two squares put together. This is what is called Pythagoras theorem and

it is written as:

that is:

‘

**c’**is the Longest side of the Triangle, is called Hypogenous and is the one that forms the biggest square.**a**and**b**are the two smaller sides.
Proof of Pythagoras Theorem

The Pythagoras Theorem

Prove the pythagoras theorem

Pythagoras

theorem states that: In a Right Angled Triangle, the sum of squares of

smaller sides is exactly equal to the square of Hypotenuse side (large

side). i.e. a

theorem states that: In a Right Angled Triangle, the sum of squares of

smaller sides is exactly equal to the square of Hypotenuse side (large

side). i.e. a

^{2}+ b^{2 }= c^{2}
Take a look on how to show that

**a**^{2}+ b^{2}= c^{2}
See the figure below:

**The area of a whole square**(big square)

A big square is the one with sides a + b each. Its area will be:

(a + b) ×(a + b)

Area of the other pieces

**First**, area of a smaller square (tilted) = c

^{2}

**Second**, area of the equal triangles each with bases a and height b:

But there are 4 triangles and they are equal, so total area =

**Both areas must be equal**, the area of

**a big square**must be

**equal**to the

**area of a tilted square plus the area of 4 triangles**

That is:

(a + b)(a + b) = c

^{2}+ 2ab
Expand (a +b)(a + b): a

^{2}+2ab + b^{2}= c^{2}+ 2ab
Subtract 2ab from both sides:

**a**^{2}+ b^{2}= c^{2}Hence the result!
Note: We can use Pythagoras theorem to solve any problem that can be converted into right Angled Triangle.

Exercise 1

1. In a right triangle with given hypotenuse c and legs a and b, find:

- c if a = 5 and b = 12
- a if b = 8 and c = 12
- b if a = 9 and c = 11

2. A rectangle has base 6 and height 10. What is the length of the diagonal?

3. A square has a diagonal with length 6. What is the length of the sides of the square?

4. The diagonals of a rhombus have lengths 6 and 8. Find the length of one side of the rhombus.

5.

A ladder leans against a wall. If the ladder reaches 8m up the wall and

its foot is 6m from the base of the wall. Find the length of the

ladder.

A ladder leans against a wall. If the ladder reaches 8m up the wall and

its foot is 6m from the base of the wall. Find the length of the

ladder.

6. Find the value of the marked side.

The Pythagoras Theorem

**Prove the pythagoras theorem**

theorem states that: In a Right Angled Triangle, the sum of squares of

smaller sides is exactly equal to the square of Hypotenuse side (large

side). i.e. a

^{2}+ b

^{2 }= c

^{2}

Take a look on how to show that

**a**^{2}+ b^{2}= c^{2}
See the figure below:

**The area of a whole square**(big square)

A big square is the one with sides a + b each. Its area will be:

(a + b) ×(a + b)

Area of the other pieces

**First**, area of a smaller square (tilted) = c

^{2}

**Second**, area of the equal triangles each with bases a and height b:

But there are 4 triangles and they are equal, so total area =

**Both areas must be equal**, the area of

**a big square**must be

**equal**to the

**area of a tilted square plus the area of 4 triangles**

That is:

(a + b)(a + b) = c

^{2}+ 2ab
Expand (a +b)(a + b): a

^{2}+2ab + b^{2}= c^{2}+ 2ab
Subtract 2ab from both sides:

**a**^{2}+ b^{2}= c^{2}Hence the result!
Exercise 1

1. In a right triangle with given hypotenuse c and legs a and b, find:

- c if a = 5 and b = 12
- a if b = 8 and c = 12
- b if a = 9 and c = 11

2. A rectangle has base 6 and height 10. What is the length of the diagonal?

3. A square has a diagonal with length 6. What is the length

**Application of Pythagoras Theorem**

The Pythagoras Theorem to Solve Daily Life Problems

Apply the pythagoras theorem to solve daily life problems

You

may have heard about Pythagoras’s theorem (or the Pythagorean Theorem)

in your math class, but what you may fail to realize is that

Pythagoras’s theorem is used often in real life situations. For example,

calculating the distance of a road, television or smart phone screen

size (usually measured diagonally).

may have heard about Pythagoras’s theorem (or the Pythagorean Theorem)

in your math class, but what you may fail to realize is that

Pythagoras’s theorem is used often in real life situations. For example,

calculating the distance of a road, television or smart phone screen

size (usually measured diagonally).

Activity 1

Apply the pythagoras theorem to solve daily life problems

**TOPIC 9: TRIGONOMETRY**

Do

you want to learn the relationships involving lengths and Angles of

right-angled triangle? Here, is where you can learn.

you want to learn the relationships involving lengths and Angles of

right-angled triangle? Here, is where you can learn.

**Trigonometric Rations**

Trigonometry

is all about Triangles. In this chapter we are going to deal with Right

Angled Triangle. Consider the Right Angled triangle below:

is all about Triangles. In this chapter we are going to deal with Right

Angled Triangle. Consider the Right Angled triangle below:

The sides are given names according to their properties relating to the Angle .

**Adjacent side**is adjacent (next to) to the Angle

**Opposite side**is opposite the Angle

**Hypotenuse side**is the longest side

Sine, Cosine and Tangent of an Angle using a Right Angled Triangle

Define sine, cosine and tangent of an angle using a right angled triangle

Trigonometry

is good at finding the missing side or Angle of a right angled

triangle. The special functions, sine, cosine and tangent help us. They

are simply one of a triangle divide by another. See similar triangles

below:

is good at finding the missing side or Angle of a right angled

triangle. The special functions, sine, cosine and tangent help us. They

are simply one of a triangle divide by another. See similar triangles

below:

The ratios of the corresponding sides are:

Where by

**t**,**c**and**s**are constant ratios called tangent (t), cosine (c) and sine (s) of Angle respectively.
The right-angled triangle can be used to define trigonometrical ratios as follows:

The short form of Tangent is tan, that of sine is sin and that of Cosine is cos.

The simple way to remember the definition of sine, cosine and tangent is the word

**SOHCAHTOA**. This means sine is**Opposite**(O) over**Hypotenuse**(H); cosine is**Adjacent**(A) over**Hypotenuse**(H); and tangent is**Opposite**(O) over**Adjacent**(A). Or
Example 1

Given a triangle below, find sine, cosine and Tangent of an angle indicated.

Solution

Example 2

Given that

**Trigonometric Ratios of Special Angles**

Determination of the Sine, Cosine and Tangent of 30°, 45° and 60° without using Mathematical Tables

Determine the sine, cosine and tangent of 30°, 45° and 60° without using mathematical tables

The special Angles we are going to deal with are 30

^{0}, 45^{0}, 60^{0}, 90^{0}. Let us see how to get the Tangent, Sine and Cosine of each angle as follows:
First, consider an equilateral triangle ABC below, the altitude from C bisects at D.

AD = BD = 1 (bisection)

The results above can be summarized in table as here below:

Simple Trigonometric Problems Related to Special Angles

Solve simple trigonometric problems related to special angles

Example 3

Find the value of

*x*if

**Trigonometric Tables**

The Trigonometric Ratios from Tables

Read the trigonometric ratios from tables

We

can find the trigonometrical ratio of any angle by reading it on a

trigonometrial table in the same way as we did in reading logarithm of a

number on a logarithimic table.

can find the trigonometrical ratio of any angle by reading it on a

trigonometrial table in the same way as we did in reading logarithm of a

number on a logarithimic table.

The

angle is read from the extreme left hand column and then the

corresponding value under the corresponding column of minutes and

seconds whenever there is seconds. If we are given angle with zero

minute (0’), we read the corresponding value of an angle under the

column labeled 0’.

angle is read from the extreme left hand column and then the

corresponding value under the corresponding column of minutes and

seconds whenever there is seconds. If we are given angle with zero

minute (0’), we read the corresponding value of an angle under the

column labeled 0’.

For example; if we are to find the sin56

^{0}, we have to go to the column extreme to the left. Run your finger down until you meet56^{0}, then slide your finger to the exactly same raw to the column labeled 0’. The answer will is 0.8290.
Another example: find cos 78

to the column extreme to the left and then slide your figure to the

exactly same angle until you meet the column labeled 45’. The table I’m

using has no 45’, so, I have to read the number near to 45’. This number

is 42’. The answer of cos78

remained, we are going to read them to the difference columns. Slide

your figure to the same column of degree78

column labeled 3’ (minutes remained). The answer is 9. But the

instructions says, ‘numbers to the difference columns to be subtracted,

not added’. This means we have to subtract 9 (0.0009) from 0.1959. When

we subtract we remain with 0.1950. Therefore, cos78

^{0}45′. Read the angle78^{0}to the column extreme to the left and then slide your figure to the

exactly same angle until you meet the column labeled 45’. The table I’m

using has no 45’, so, I have to read the number near to 45’. This number

is 42’. The answer of cos78

^{0}42’is 0.1959. the minutesremained, we are going to read them to the difference columns. Slide

your figure to the same column of degree78

^{0}to the differencecolumn labeled 3’ (minutes remained). The answer is 9. But the

instructions says, ‘numbers to the difference columns to be subtracted,

not added’. This means we have to subtract 9 (0.0009) from 0.1959. When

we subtract we remain with 0.1950. Therefore, cos78

^{0}45’= 0.1950.
Note

that, you can read in the same way the tangent of an angle as we read

cosine and sine of an angle. Make sure you read the tables of

that, you can read in the same way the tangent of an angle as we read

cosine and sine of an angle. Make sure you read the tables of

**Natural**sine or cosine and or tangent and not otherwise.
Problems involving Trigonometric Ratios from Tables

Solve problems involving trigonometric ratios from tables

Example 4

Use table to find the value of:

- sin 55
^{0} - cos 34.4
^{0} - tan 60.2
^{0}

Solution

- sin 55
^{0}= 0.8192 - To find the value of cos 34.4
^{0}, first change34.4^{0}into degrees and minutes. Let us change the decimal part i.e. 0.4^{0}into minutes. 0.4 ×60 minutes = 24 minutes thus, cos 34^{0}24′ = 0.8251 - To find the value of tan 60.2
^{0}, first change60.2^{0}into degrees and minutes. Let us change the decimal part i.e. 0.2^{0}into minutes. 0.2 ×60 minutes = 12 minutes thus tan 60^{0}12′ = 1.7461

Important

note: when finding the inverse of any of the three trigonometric ratios

by using table, we search the given ratio on a required table until we

find it and then we read the corresponding degree angle. It is the same

as finding Ant-logarithm of a number on a table by searching.

note: when finding the inverse of any of the three trigonometric ratios

by using table, we search the given ratio on a required table until we

find it and then we read the corresponding degree angle. It is the same

as finding Ant-logarithm of a number on a table by searching.

**Angles of Elevation and Depression**

Angles of Elevation and Angles of Depression

Demonstrate angles of elevation and angles of depression

**Angle of Elevation**

of an Object as seen by an Observer is the angle between the horizontal

and the line from the Object to the Observer’s aye (the line of sight).

See the figure below for better understanding

The angle of Elevation of the Object from the Observer is α

^{0}.**Angle of depression**of

an Object which is below the level of Observer is the angle between the

horizontal and the Observer’s line of sight. To have the angle of

depression, an Object must be below the Observer’s level. Consider an

illustration below:

The angle of depression of the Object from the Object is β

^{0}
Problems involving Angles of Elevation and Angles of Depression

Solve Problems involving angles of elevation and angles of depression

Example 5

From the top of a vertical cliff 40 m high, the angle of a depression of an object that is level with the base of the cliff is35

^{0}. How far is the Object from the base of the cliff?
Solution

We can represent the given information in diagram as here below:

Angle of depression = 35

^{0}
Exercise 1

1. Use trigonometric tables to find the following:

- cos 38.25
^{0} - sin 56.5
^{0} - tan 75
^{0}

**2**. Use trigonometrical tables to find the value of x in the following problems.

- sin x
^{0}= 0.9107 - tan x
^{0}= 0.4621

**3**. Find the height of the tower if it casts a shadow of 30 m long when the angle of elevation of the sun is38

^{0}.

**4**. The Angle of elevation of the top of a tree of one point from east of it and 56 m away from its base is25

^{0}. From another point on west of the tree the Angle of elevation of the top is50

^{0}. Find the distance of the latter point from the base of the tree.

**5**. A ladder of a length 15m leans against a wall and make an angle of30

^{0}with a wall. How far up the wall does it reach?

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