Emily C.

asked • 03/03/21

Geometry helpppppp

Seth is using the figure shown below to prove the Pythagorean Theorem using triangle similarity:

In the given triangle DEF, angle D is 90° and segment DG is perpendicular to segment EF.

The figure shows triangle DEF with right angle at D and segment DG. Point G is on side EF.

Part A: Identify a pair of similar triangles.

Part B: Explain how you know the triangles from Part A are similar.

Part C: If EG = 2 and EF = 8, find the length of segment ED. Show your work.

1 Expert Answer


Paul M. answered • 03/03/21

5 (18)

BS Mathematics, MD

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