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# 2012-8thMathPTVocab3

### South Habersham Middle School 8th Grade Math Powertime Vocabulary Unit 3

Word | Definition |
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Hypotenuse | The side of a right triangle that is directly across from the right angle. |

Leg of a Triangle | Either of the two shorter sides of a right triangle. These two sides together form the right angle in the right triangle. |

Pythagorean Theorem | A theorem that states that in a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs. |

Pythagorean Triples | A set of positive integers, a, b, and c that fit the rule a^2 + b^2 = c^2. |

Right Triangle | A triangle with exactly one right angle. |

Volume | The amount of space occupied by an object. |

Function | A rule of matching elements of two sets of numbers in which an input value from the first set has only one output value in the second set. |

Intersecting Lines | Two lines that cross each other. Lines intersect at one point unless the lines fall directly on top of each other (in which case they are essentially the same line and are sometimes called coincidental). |

Origin | The point of intersection of the vertical and horizontal axes of a Cartesian plane. The coordinates are (0, 0). |

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