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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. (MORE)

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Pythagoras was a teacher, but he also was the first to prove Pythagorean math correct

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He discovered how to find the length of the missing side of a right triangle, so if there was a 5 cm line and a 4 cm line he could tell the length of the other line on a t…riangle. The answer to the 5 cm by 4 cm would be 3 cm. That is his famous 5, 4, 3 triangle. The formula for it is A squared plus B squared equals C squared. (MORE)

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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.) (MORE)

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Pythagoras, a greek mathematician living about 2600 years ago, became immortalised simply by finding a method for calculating the length of the hypotenuse without having to dr…aw it out (MORE)

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It is the longest side in a right-angled triangle. You can find it by squaring and adding together the two shorter sides and when you get the answer, find the square root of t…he number. (MORE)

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i think you meant where was Pythagoras from. he was from samos, an island in greek

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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. (MORE)

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This is an equation that can help you find the length of each side of a right angle triangle, as long as you already know two of the sides. This equation is: c² = a² + b² c… is the hypotenuse of the triangle (the longest side) and a + b are the 'legs' (two shorter sides) (MORE)

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Pythagoras was an ancient Greek mathematician who proved that the hypotenuse of a right angle triangle when squared is equal to the sum of its squared sides.