Pythagoras theorem
Measurement, scale and similarity
General Maths Units 1 and 2 (2023+)
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  Learning objectives
  Recap of past learning
  Everyone knows the formula!
  Make sure the hypotenuse is the 'c'
  Example 1
  Example 2
  Example 3
  Example 4
  Solving practical problems
  Practical problem 2
  Pythagoras in three dimensions (3D)
  Final words

This is the second video in the series looking at measurement, scale and similarity for the Year 11 General Maths (Units 1 and 2) VCE Course. I can't tell you how many times I feel like I have recorded this video, but here is an updated attempt at showing you Pythagoras' Theorem. I do it in a slightly different way in this video looking more at the geometry of why it works and how we can use it to make things simpler. I use a lot of humour and make sure the content is understood by everyone! There are lots of worked examples and I look at the practical applications of Pythagoras' Theorem too. Such fun!
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