# Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems Worksheets

How to Approach Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems - Are you stuck with math once again, and are you confused and nervous? And are word problems bugging you again? Word problems are, for sure, one of the trickiest parts of math. Just looking at the huge questions gives you goosebumps, is not that right! And the most challenging part, where you have to figure out the words from English and convert them to mathematical equations, yikes! Okay, here is the deal. It is not that difficult, really. All it requires is a little skill, concentration, attention, and organization. If you are confused about how you can approach Pythagorean theorem word problems, there is no need to worry. Here is what you need to do: Take a look at the question. Now, read it carefully, entirely. Ensure that you read the question with full concentration and do not begin solving the question without reading it thoroughly, and especially not halfway. Read the question at least twice so that you know how you can start. Next, begin writing and organizing the values and numbers given to you in the question. Determine whether the word problem can be modeled by a right triangle. Then figure out what is missing and use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the missing side if you are given two sides. Now solve!

• ### Basic Lesson

Guides students through solving Proportion in a Right Triangle. One leg of a triangle is 14 cm and other leg is of 48 cm. Find out the hypotenuse? Here we have AB = 14 and BC = 48

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Demonstrates the concept of advanced skill while solving Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems. A square with sides of 8 feet. What is the shortest distance between two opposite vertices?

• ### Independent Practice 1

A really great activity for allowing students to understand the concepts of the Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems. Example: Tom wants to swim across a river that is 33 meters wide. He begins swimming perpendicular to the shore he started from but ends up 56 meters down river from where he started because of the current. How far did he actually swim from his starting point?

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students use Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems in 20 assorted problems. The answers can be found below. Example: A spider has taken up residence in a small cardboard box which measures 9 inches by 13 inches by 15 inches. What is the length, in inches, of a straight spider web that will carry the spider from the lower right front corner of the box to the upper left back corner of the box?

• ### Homework Worksheet

Students are provided with 12 problems to achieve the concepts of Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems. Example: A 164 feet ladder is leaned against a wall. If the base of the ladder is 36 feet from the wall, how high up the wall will the ladder reach?

• ### Skill Quiz

This tests the students ability to understand Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems.