Apr 06 2011

What is the Pythagorean Theorem?

Category: Mathematics


The Pythagorean Theorem states that for any right triangle (a triangle with a 90 degree angle), the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (C) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares of the remaining sides (A & B). So, in other words, if we can determine the area or length of two sides of a right triangle, we can find the area or length of the third side.

Pythagorean TheoremThe algebraic equation that expresses these lengths (A, B, & C) is called the Pythagorean Equation. C represents the length of the hypotenuse, and A & B represent the lengths of the two sides meeting at a right angle.

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