Looking at a 45-45-90 triangle? Trying to find a missing side length? You could use the Pythagorean theorem, or you could use your knowledge of this special type of triangle to get that missing measurement. In this tutorial, see how to solve for a missing side length by using your knowledge of 45-45-90 triangles to find a scale factor and set up an equation to solve!
A 45-45-90 triangle is a special right triangle with some very special characteristics. If you have a 45-45-90 triangle, you can find a missing side length without using the Pythagorean theorem! Check out this tutorial to learn about 45-45-90 triangles!