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View Full Interview# Who is Pythagoras?

He was a famous mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher.

# Was Pythagoras a boxer?

It's entirely possible a life of Pythagoras states that : But Eratosthenes says, as Favorinus quotes him, in the eighth book of his Universal History, that this philosopher, o…f whom we are speaking, was the first man who ever practised boxing in a scientific manner, in the forty-eighth Olympiad, having his hair long, and being clothed in a purple robe; and that he was rejected from the competition among boys, and being ridiculed for his application, he immediately entered among the men, and came off victorious. And this statement is confirmed among other things, by the epigram which Theaetetus composed:Stranger, if e'er you knew Pythagoras, Pythagoras, the man with flowing hair, The celebrated boxer, erst of Samos; I am Pythagoras. And if you ask A citizen of Elis of my deeds, You'll surely think he is relating fables.

# What were the contribution of Pythagoras?

Pythagoras discovered the Pythagorean Theorem. The Pythagorean Theorem is the basis of trigonometry. GPS satellites use Pythagoras' ideas to find where people are …on Earth with a system called triangulation.

# What is Pythagoras' theorem?

Pythagoras' Theorem is a statement proving that in a right angled triangle the square of the longest side (the hypotenuse) equals the sum of the squares on the other two s…ides. The formula for this is: A squared + B squared = C squared. C represents the hypotenuse on this formula, while A and B represent the other two perpendicular sides. Exercise:Use squared paper & draw a triangle in the center of the page. Make the short sides of length 6 cm & 8 cm. Draw a square on each side. Measure the area of each square: hint 6 x 6 = 36 and so on. Having found the areas, add the areas of the squares on the two shorter sides. Compare your answer with the area of the square on the longest side. What do you notice? Repeat this for more triangles and see if you can see a pattern. (The use of upper case for vertices and lower case for the actual sides of a triangle is prevalent. So we write triangle ABC having sides of length a, b, c.)

# Who was Pythagoras?

Pythagoras (c. 580-500 B.C.) was an ancient Greek philosopher who was interested in numbers and their meanings. He discovered the relationships between mathematics and mus…ic, proposing that sounds and their relationships with other sounds can be measured using numbers. He also proposed that the Earth is a sphere, that the Earth, Moon, and stars revolve around the Sun, and that astronomy (the study of stars, planets, and heavenly bodies) could be written as mathematical sentences called equations. Pythagoras and his followers used lines, triangles, and squares made out of pebbles to represent numbers. Today Pythagoras is best remembered for the Pythagorean theorem: The square of the length of the hypotenuse (the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle) of a right triangle equals the sum of the squares of the lengths of the triangle's other two sides.

# Why did Pythagoras discovered Pythagoras theorem?

Pythagoras discovred it to find unknown sides in a right angled triangle

# What did Pythagoras study?

Pythagoras studied numbers and believed that things could be predicted and measured

# What did Pythagoras and Euclid do?

Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician and philosopher who lived in the 6th century BC and is best remembered for the Pythagorean theorem (the square of the hypotenuse of …a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the opposite two sides). Euclid was a Greek mathematician living in the 4th century BC who taught at the university in Alexandria, Egypt. He became known as the Father of Geometry many years after publishing a thirteen volume work called Euclid's Elements in which he compiled and explained all the known mathematics of his time. Euclid's Elements is the world's most famous mathematical work and is also the oldest continuously used mathematical textbook. It is the foundation of the geometry still being taught in schools almost two and one-half millennium after Euclid's death.

# What did Pythagoras have to do with music?

Pythagoras discovered the properties of string length, and that certain ratios of string length are more pleasing to the human ear. The ration is 3:2.

# When did Pythagoras live?

c. 570 - c. 495 BC)

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# Why was Pythagoras a vegetarian?

Modern scientists link vegetarianism to higher I.Q.'s--Einstein was another vegetarian... Benjamin Franklin said that being vegetarian gave him a clearer head and quicker co…mprehension. The link is that high I.Q. children become vegetarian--knowledge of Eastern religions, knowledge of health issues, concern for animals and environmentalism were among the reasons in the British study referenced in the related link: Einstein was a vegetarian for the last year of his life and then he died. None of his productive work was done during the time he was a vegetarian. Steven Hawking is not a vegetarian but that is not relevant to whether or not eating meat or not eating meat increases IQ. IQ is also generally determined at a young age and is an inherent trait. Most people of past cultures were not vegetarian and did not raise their children vegetarian as this is a fairly new popular trend. Furthermore what religions believe about increased IQ is a belief and not supported by empirical evidence or peer-reviewed scientific articles. If a person who chooses to become vegetarian of their own free will claims they can think more clearly that could be due to many psychological factors attrtibuted to their conscience and not a biological factor. If studies show that people with a higher IQ are more likely to be a vegetarian this is not a link between vegetarianism and high IQ this just shows that people with a higher IQ tend to look more deeply into their diet. Plus the sample size of this article is too small for any definite claims 200 some odd people is a very small sample size. The only way to make it truly valid is if there was an overall demographic of a large population of vegetarians and non that showed that vegetarians consitently showed a higher IQ. When studies are conducted they are not labeled as fact because they were completed which is why it is important to review the aspects of the sudy i.e. control factors and sample size to determine that the data truly justifies the conclusions. The answer is yes Pythagoras was a vegetarian. Furthermore the initial answer did not answer the question.

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# How did Pythagoras die?

Towards the end of his life he fled to Metapontum because of a plot against him and his followers by a noble of Croton named Cylon. He died in Metapontum around 75 years o…ld from unknown causes.

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# Who were Pythagoras' siblings?

Damo is one of the daughters ofTheano and Pythagoras.She was born, in Croton. Both her parents were philosophers as were her siblings, Arignote, Myia and her brother Telauges…. She studied in the School at Croton and then went on to teach there. Apparently she was well trusted both for her philosophy. her integrity and her loyalty since before his death Pythagoras entrusted his written works to her care. When the Pythagorean school in Croton closed, she emigrated to Athens. In Athens, she was , of course, one of the class of "Athenian Strangers" (see: the article about the classes of women in Athens at Asphasia and Athenian citizens and strangers

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# What did Pythagoras do for mathematics?

Greek Mathematician Pythagoras is considered by some to be one of the first great mathematicians. Living around 570 to 495 BC, in modern day Greece, he is known to have founde…d the Pythagorean cult, who were noted by Aristotle to be one of the first groups to actively study and advance mathematics. He is also commonly credited with the Pythagorean Theorem within trigonometry. However, some sources doubt that is was him who constructed the proof (Some attribute it to his students, or Baudhayana, who lived some 300 years earlier in India). Nonetheless, the effect of such, as with large portions of fundamental mathematics, is commonly felt today, with the theorem playing a large part in modern measurements and technological equipment, as well as being the base of a large portion of other areas and theorems in mathematics. But, unlike most ancient theories, it played a bearing on the development of geometry, as well as opening the door to the study of mathematics as a worthwhile endeavor. Thus, he could be called the founding father of modern mathematics.

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# What were the contributions of Pythagoras?

Pythagoras was an ancient Greek mathematician whose theorem was: any right angle triangle, when its hypotenuse is squared, is equal to the sum of its squared sides. … discovery of a mathematical formula to relate the sides of a right triangle