Pythagoras Theorem

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Pythagoras Theorem

-Pythagoras was born around 569 BC and died around 500 BC-Pythagoras loved Mathematics and thought it was the basis for everything.-He came up with a theorem for right angle triangles. -He enjoyed learning so much he developed a school of learning in Crotona, which became somewhat of a "secret" society.

1) Square the two legs of the right triangle.2) Add the two legs.3) Find the square root of your answer .4)This will be the hypotoenuse.


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1. Hutchinson, Karin. "Pythagorean Theorem." Site Build It, 1 Jan. 2009. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. . 2. Douglass, Charlene. "Biography of Pythagoras - Math Word Definition - Math Open Reference." Biography of Pythagoras - Math Word Definition - Math Open Reference. Math Open Reference, 1 Jan. 2005. Web. 18 Feb. 2015. . 3. Pierce, Rod. "Math is Fun - Maths Resources" Math Is Fun. Ed. Rod Pierce. 25 Jan 2015. 18 Feb 2015



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