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# Who was Pythagoras?

Pythagoras (c. 580-500 B.C.) was an ancient Greek philosopher whowas interested in numbers and their meanings. He discovered therelationships between mathematics and music, pr…oposing that soundsand their relationships with other sounds can be measured usingnumbers. He also proposed that the Earth is a sphere, that theEarth, Moon, and stars revolve around the Sun, and that astronomy(the study of stars, planets, and heavenly bodies) could be writtenas mathematical sentences called equations. Pythagoras and hisfollowers used lines, triangles, and squares made out of pebbles torepresent numbers. Today Pythagoras is best remembered for the Pythagorean theorem:The square of the length of the hypotenuse (the side of a righttriangle opposite the right angle) of a right triangle equals thesum of the squares of the lengths of the triangle's other twosides. ( Full Answer )