**Definition:**It is believed that the statement of Pythagorean's Theorem was discovered on a Babylonian tablet circa 1900-1600 B.C. The Pythagorean Theorem relates to the three sides of a right triangle. It states that c

^{2}=a

^{2}+b

^{2}, C is the side that is opposite the right angle which is referred to as the hypoteneuse. a and b are the sides that are adjacent to the right angle. In essence, the theorem simply stated is: the sum of the areas of two small squares equals the area of the large one.

**Also Known As:**a squared + b squared = c squared. Or c

^{2}=a

^{2}+b

^{2}

**Alternate Spellings:**Phythagora's

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