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# Does the pythagorean theorem only apply to right triangles?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Q: Does the pythagorean theorem only apply to right triangles?
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### What does the pythagorean theorem apply to?

right angled triangles

### When does the Pythagorean theorem apply?

With right angle triangles

### Does Pythagorean Theorem apply to triangles?

Yes. But only right triangles.

### How do you find the perimeter of a parallelogram using Pythagorean theorem?

you can't, because the Pythagorean theorem is for right triangles and the triangles formed by the diagonal of a parallelogram are not right triangles.

### What triangles does Pythagoras theorem include?

The Pythagorean theorem only includes right triangles

### What kind of triangles relate to Pythagorean theorem?

Right-Angle triangles

### What are the types of triangles that can use the Pythagorean theorem?

Right angle triangles

### What geometric shape does pythagorean theorem apply?

It applies to right triangles ... any triangle, in a flat plane, that has one right angle in it.

### Is the Pythagorean theorem is true for all similar triangles?

Only right triangles.

### What kind of triangles does the Pythagorean theorem work for?

All right angle triangles

### Does the Pythagorean Theorem work on all triangles?

No, the pythagorean theorem only works on right triangles, but it will work on any right triangle. This is because the Pythagorean Theorem states that length of Leg A squared plus the length of Leg B Squared equals the length of the hypotenuse squared. A hypotenuse is always found opposite a right angle. Only right triangles have right angles; therefore, the Pythagorean Theorem only applies to right triangles. :D

right triangles