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# In the movie Wizard of Oz what is the name of the theorem that the scarecrow stated when he got a brain?

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The Scarecrow states an incorrect version of the Pythagorean theorem.

He states: "The sum of the Square root of two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the third side."

There are two errors. The Pythagorean theorem applies to right triangles, not isosceles. Also the theorem is that the squares of two legs equals the square of the hypotenuse.

Properly stated, "The sum of the squares of the two legs of a right triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse."

He said...

"The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an Isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy, rapture, I've got a brain. How can I ever thank you enough?"

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## Related Questions

the scarecrow represent that there was no brain that the scarecrow had no brain.that is what the scarecrow represents.

The scarecrow received a diploma. According to Oz, the only thing separating Scarecrow from other great thinkers was this diploma, so he gave him one. The Scarecrow immediately started stating the Pythagorean theorem (incorrectly, by the way) and was delighted with his "new brain".

In the movie 'The Wizard of Oz', what did the Scarecrow want from the wizard?WisdomHeartStrengthBrainCourage

The Scarecrow wanted the Wizard to give him a brain. Ironically, the Wizard was a humbug, and made a show of giving the Scarecrow what the Scarecrow already had. For the Scarecrow had reacted to many situations, on the way to the Emerald Palace of the Wizard of Oz, in ways that showed that he already had a brain. In the way of a humorous example, Dorothy irritated a tree by picking an apple off the branch instead of picking it up from the ground. The Scarecrow explained that the little girl didn't like green worms in her apples. Exactly!

Yes, the scarecrow is witty for not having a brain.

The Scarecrow got a brain The Tinman got a heart The Lion got courage

The scarecrow was in need of a brain (or so he thought).

The brain because he wanted to think and wanted to be smart

The Scarecrow in the film The Wizard of Ozmakes a more specific reference to the theorem. Upon receiving his diploma from the Wizard, he immediately exhibits his "knowledge" by reciting a mangled and incorrect version of the theorem: "The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh, joy! Oh, rapture! I've got a brain!"

That bran-new brains lead to wisdom in the book and that diplomas lead to deep thinking in the film is what the Wizard says to the Scarecrow about a brain in "The Wizard of Oz."Specifically, in the original 1900 book edition, the Wizard adds pin- and needle-laced bran as brains to the Scarecrow's head full of straw. He comments that the Scarecrow will be known for the wisdom that his "bran-new" brains give him. In contrast is the diploma that the Wizard confers to the Scarecrow in the beloved 1939 movie classic. The Wizard explains that everyone has brains, but not deep thoughts. He insists that deep thinking traces back to a diploma, which the Scarecrow now has as a Th.D., or Doctor of Thinkology.Universitatus Committeeatum e plurbis unum, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of Th.D.

The Scarecrow does not have a brain.

* In the 1958 movie Merry Andrew, actor Danny Kaye sings a song about "The Square of the Hypotenuse". * "The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangleIs equal to the sum of the squares of two adjacent sides.You'd not tolerate lettin' your participle dangle,So please effect the self-same respect for your geometric slides.". . .* In the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion travel to meet a wizard, seeking respectively a brain, a heart and courage. After receiving his brain from the wizard, the Scarecrow recites the Pythagorean Theorem incorrectly. He stated, "The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side." Oops!* In the Gilbert and Sullivan 1879 opera Pirates of Penzance, a reference is made to the Pythagorean Theorem in the song "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General". *

The Scarecrow considered himself brainless. In the book by author and Oz series originator Lyman Frank Baum [May 15, 1856-May 5, 1919], the Wizard removes the Scarecrow's head, adds bran, and describes the intervention as having provided a "bran-new" brain. In the 1939 film version, the Wizard gives the Scarecrow a diploma.

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