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# What is Pythagoras' theorem?

Pythagoras' Theorem is a statement proving that in a right angledtriangle the square of the longest side (the hypotenuse) equals thesum of the squares on the other two sides. … The formula for this is: A squared + B squared = C squared. Crepresents the hypotenuse on this formula, while A and B representthe other two perpendicular sides. Exercise:Use squared paper & draw a triangle in the center ofthe page. Make the short sides of length 6 cm & 8 cm. Draw asquare 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 squareson the two shorter sides. Compare your answer with the area of thesquare on the longest side. What do you notice? Repeat this formore triangles and see if you can see a pattern. (The use of upper case for vertices and lower case for the actualsides of a triangle is prevalent. So we write triangle ABC havingsides of length a, b, c.) ( Full Answer )