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Definition

Pythagorean theorem states that the area of a square whose side is the hypotenuse of the right triangle is equal to the sum of the areas of the square on the two other sides of the right triangle.

Summary

  • We use Pythagorean Theorem in solving right triangles and complex geometry.
  • It is only applicable on right triangles.
  • It is the foundation of many principles in geometry.
  • It is one of the best mathematical formulae.

a2 + b2 = c2       (Pythagorean equation)

where:c is the hypotenuse of the right triangle; and a and b are the other sides of the right triangle

The origin of the theorem is the subject of much debate. Though named after the ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras (c. 570 – c. 495 BCE), historians whose focus is Mesopotamian mathematics concluded that the theorem was used extensively during the Old Babylonian period – 20th to 16th centuries BCE, years before the birth of Pythagoras.

The Pythagorean theorem is the fundamental relation between the three sides of a right triangle stating that the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse – the side opposite the right angle – is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares on the other two sides.

Pythagorean Theorem (Back to School Themed) Worksheets

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Ages 11-12 (Basic)

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