Last week we had a little fun with the Pythagorean Theorem.

If you have a right triangle and you know the length of 2 of the sides you can figure out the length of the remaining side by using the Pythagorean Theorem.

a^2 + b^2 = c^2 (where c is the hypotenuse – the side across from the right angle)

Everyone got it right…the answer was 5. (if you’d like to see the work check out stevegg’s comments here.)

I am going to up the ante just a little…I think a few of you (still unreal…I’m looking in your direction) think this is too easy so here is one that is a bit harder, still not calculus (because I don’t think you’re ready yet) but more challenging.

Compute the area of the following:

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