Name:    Try It Out -- Chapter 10, Lesson 6

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

Select a term to complete the sentence.

In a right triangle the longest side of the triangle, opposite the right angle is called the _____.
 a. leg b. hypotenuse c. right angle

2.

Select a term to complete the sentence.

Two angles whose measures have a sum of 90° are called _____.
 a. right angles b. supplementary angles c. complementary angles

3.

The Pythagorean Theorem applies to:
 a. all triangles b. circles c. only right triangles

4.

Given the following triangle, select the equation that describes the Pythagorean Theorem a. d2 + f2 = e2 b. d2 + e2 = f2 c. e2 + f2 = d2

5.

Calculate the length of the unknown side of the triangle. a. 6.3 cm b. 5.7 cm c. 16 cm

6.

Calculate the length of the unknown side of the triangle. a. 5 m c. 3.7 m b. 2.7 m d. 7 m

7.

Brenda likes to swim when she is at her cottage. She swam 12 m north from her dock, and then 60 m east.  How far will she have to swim if she wants to go directly back to the dock?
 a. 65 m c. 185 m b. 109.7 m d. 138.7 m

8.

Tracy’s cat, Sally is on a tree branch 4.5 m high.  Her husband Rik, has a ladder 5 m long.  If he places the ladder 1.2 m from the base of the tree will the ladder reach the branch?
 a. Yes b. No c. Not enough information to answer question

9.

Evelyn, Carman, and Victor are flying a kite.  The length of the string for the kite is 55 m.  Evelyn and Victor are holding the end of the string.  Carman is standing directly underneath the kite and is 18 m away from Evelyn and Victor. How high is the kite?
 a. 5.8 m b. 52 m c. 37 m

10.

From experience, Brenda realizes that when she swims across the river, the current causes her to not go straight across the river.  Brenda knows that the distance straight across the river is 250 m.  When she reaches the shore, she measures the distance that the current pushed her, which is 80 m.

How far did Brenda actually swim?
 a. 262.5 m c. 236.9 m b. 330 m d. 25.7 m