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Pythagorean Theorem Definition


Pythagorean Theorem Definition

Pythagorean Theorem

D. Russell
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 c2=a2+b2, 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 c2=a2+b2
Alternate Spellings: Phythagora's
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