### Pythagorean Theorem

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Pythagoras was a Greek Mathematician. He was born in Samos on 580 BC- 572 BC. He was the first vegetarian. He was known as "father of number". He also made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teaching on the late 6th century.

Vocabulary:
legs:in right triangle the legs are the sides which make the right angle
Greek: a person who was born or living in Greece
Theorem- a statement which we shall prove to be true from previously known facts, namely definitions, postulates and already proved theorems
R.A.T.- right angle triangle
hypotenuse- longest side of a right triangle labeled size which is c.

The big triangle is made up of two right triangles. a of right triangle 1 is equal to a of right triangle 2. They have equal hypotenuse and for sure they will have the same b's.

Right triangle 1 Right triangle 2

to get the base of the big triangle we have b+b

6+6 = 12 the length of the base

of the isosceles triangle

problem #2

If we are going to draw the figure we will have this;

lets do first the small square

for the board:

each small squares has dimension of 3x3 cm, and the board is arranged in 8 rows of 8

each sides (s) of the board = 3x8

s = 24

a = b = s

a= 24 cm

b = 24 cm

#### 2 Responses to "Pythagorean Theorem"

February 27, 2009 at 11:51 PM
Good job, but i think you've could done better by adding more minformation in the blog.
March 8, 2009 at 9:36 PM
Hey Lance, good job ! great use of colors and big pictures but i agree with christian u should have done more information.