# Math114N Week 6 Discussion: Square Roots

## Math114N Week 6 Discussion: Square Roots

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

• Lesson in Canvas
• Assignments in Knewton
• Understanding Square Roots
• Simplifying Square Root Expressions
• Multiplying Square Root Expressions
• Dividing Square Root Expressions
• Adding and Subtracting Square Root Expressions
• Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem

Initial Post Instructions

One of the most famous formulas in mathematics is the Pythagorean Theorem. It is based on a right triangle,and states the relationship among the lengths of the sides as a2+ b2= c2, where a and b refer to the legs of a right triangle and c refers to the hypotenuse. It has immeasurable uses in engineering, architecture, science, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and in everyday applications. For your first post, search online for an article or video that describes how the Pythagorean Theorem can be used in the real world. Provide a one paragraph summary of the article or video in your own words. Be sure you cite the article and provide the link.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers in a substantive, content-specific way. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

• Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up) with first post by Wednesday
• APA format for in-text citations and list of references

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