# Know when to use Pythagoras or Trigonometry to solve problems

In this lesson, we will recognise when it is appropriate to use Pythagoras or Trigonometry when finding missing lengths and angles in right angle triangles.

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# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.

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Q2.A ship sales 15 km on a bearing of 060° from a point P. How far East of its original position is it? Give your answer to 2 decimal places.

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Q3.A plane flies 100 km due east from point A to reach point B. It then flies 30 km due south to reach point C. What bearing is C from A?

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# Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.

1/3

Q2.A ship sales 15 km on a bearing of 060° from a point P. How far East of its original position is it? Give your answer to 2 decimal places.

2/3

Q3.A plane flies 100 km due east from point A to reach point B. It then flies 30 km due south to reach point C. What bearing is C from A?

3/3

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# Worksheet

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# Know when to use Pythagoras or Trigonometry to solve problems

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Would you use Pythagoras or Trigonometry to work out x?

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Q2.Find 𝑥 in the triangle. Give your answer to one decimal places.

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Q3.Which of these could you use to work out x?

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# Know when to use Pythagoras or Trigonometry to solve problems

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.Would you use Pythagoras or Trigonometry to work out x?

1/3

Q2.Find 𝑥 in the triangle. Give your answer to one decimal places.

2/3

Q3.Which of these could you use to work out x?

3/3

# Lesson summary: Know when to use Pythagoras or Trigonometry to solve problems

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