Difference between revisions of "Pythagorean theorem"

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The Pythagorean theorem is possibly the most well known mathematical theorem. It states that the by taking the square of each length of a right angled triangle and adding them together you will get the length of the [[hypotenuse]] squared. This is expressed mathematically as:   
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The Pythagorean theorem is possibly the most well known mathematical theorem. It states that by taking the square of each length of a right angled triangle and adding them together you will get the length of the [[hypotenuse]] squared. This is expressed mathematically as:   
  
 
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
 
a^2 + b^2 = c^2

Revision as of 10:29, 18 March 2007

The Pythagorean theorem is possibly the most well known mathematical theorem. It states that by taking the square of each length of a right angled triangle and adding them together you will get the length of the hypotenuse squared. This is expressed mathematically as:

a^2 + b^2 = c^2