# Pythagorean Theorem Problem Solving, Free

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Students will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to a real world situation as they try to calculate how much ribbon will be required to wrap around a column.

I created this task after actually running into this problem. I needed to buy ribbon to wrap around columns for Christmas. I actually pulled out a piece of scratch paper in the store and did a little Pythagorean Theorem to calculate the amount I needed.

The task is not easy. Students are given the dimensions of the column and a basic diagram. They must figure out how to apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve the problem.

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Common Core Standard:
CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B.7
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
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30 minutes
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