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A fucking useless maths thing that u will never need to use.

i can't believe we have a test on pythagoras theorem. its not like we will ever use it later on in life

by Christopher Mckay
February 22, 2006

Top Definition

Using Pythagoras Theorem, the third side of a right-angled triangle can be calculated when two sides are given.

Suppose A = length of hypotenuse and

B & C = lengths of the sides containing the right angle

Then (A^2) = (B^2)+(C^2)

Proof:

If a = angle opposite side A ( =90 degrees)

b = angle opposite side B

c = angle opposite side C

then B = A sin a and C = A cos a

Squaring and adding,we get the result.

Suppose A = length of hypotenuse and

B & C = lengths of the sides containing the right angle

Then (A^2) = (B^2)+(C^2)

Proof:

If a = angle opposite side A ( =90 degrees)

b = angle opposite side B

c = angle opposite side C

then B = A sin a and C = A cos a

Squaring and adding,we get the result.

Pythagorean triplets:

3,4,5

5,12,13

8,15,17

3,4,5

5,12,13

8,15,17

by Jai Shri Ram
May 20, 2005

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Simply put, in a triangle, the square of the hypoteneuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Simple as that.

the pythagorean theorem, in a simple mathematical formula, is: a² = b² + c²

where a is the hypoteneuse and b & c are the other two sides

pythagoras theorem

where a is the hypoteneuse and b & c are the other two sides

pythagoras theorem

by DannoMack
April 12, 2006