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Make It Pythagorean Puzzles

Looking for a challenge? Check out this page of Make It Pythagorean Puzzles. Insert the same digit (in any manner of your choosing) to each side of the triangle to form a right triangle.

Make It Pythagorean Puzzles
Source: Golf on the Moon (Dover Publications)
Make It Pythagorean Puzzles
Source: Golf on the Moon (Dover Publications)

I ran across these interesting puzzles in Golf on the Moon by Dick Hess (Dover Publications).

Puzzle Solutions

I intentionally do not make answers to the printable math puzzles I share on my blog available online because I strive to provide learning experiences for my students that are non-google-able. I would like other teachers to be able to use these puzzles in their classrooms as well without the solutions being easily found on the Internet.

However, I do recognize that us teachers are busy people and sometimes need to quickly reference an answer key to see if a student has solved a puzzle correctly or to see if they have interpreted the instructions properly.

If you are a teacher who is using these puzzles in your classroom, please send me an email at with information about what you teach and where you teach. I will be happy to forward an answer key to you.

Amanda Grady

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

Thanks for sharing Sarah.

Lauren Bowman

Sunday 17th of October 2021


I would love to get the solutions to these as well!


Sarah Carter

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Sent you an email, Lauren!

Wendy McCann

Sunday 29th of August 2021

Hello Sarah,

I feel upon your page while looking for an activity on Pythagorean Theorem for my 8th grade math class. I have been working on the problems above but can't find the answers to all of them. Any change you are willing to share the answers with me?

Thank you in advance!

Sarah Carter

Monday 30th of August 2021

I'm going to send you an email, Wendy!

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