Why C^2 = A^2 + B^2

One of the most basic formulas in geometry is the Pythagorean theorem. It is mistakenly understood that Pythagoras, a famous Greek mathematician, was the one who found it, but ancient papers have shown that the Chinese had proved this theorem first. Nevertheless, no matter who proved it first, there have been many proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem, all which emphasize the beauty of this formula.

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Pythagorean Theorem

Check out this webpage on the most common proofs of c^2=a^2+b^2: Pythagorean Theorem Proofs

 

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