#  Stanley Aviles: The Pythagorean Theorem

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Geometry
9   The Pythagorean Theorem

Real World Application:The Pythagorean Therom, like most math concepts, cannot only be applied on paper but can be brought out to use in real world situations. The theory can be applied to things that form right triangles in everyday life. Below is an example of how we can calculate the height of a ladder sloping against a building.http://www.brighthubeducation.com/homework-math-help/36639-applications-of-pythagoras-theorem-in-real-life/

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Definition:In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem, also known as Pythagoras' theorem, is a relation among the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.http://www.cut-the-knot.org/pythagoras/index.shtml

The Pythagorean Theorem was one of the earliest theorems known to ancient civilizations. This famous theorem is named for the Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras. Pythagoras founded the Pythagorean School of Mathematics. He is credited with many contributions to mathematics although some of them may have actually been the work of his students.http://ualr.edu/lasmoller/pythag.html

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a^2 + b^2 = c^2How can we solve for h?