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to cut across the diagonal rather than follow perpendicular sides, saving distance
Those ugly brown paths are caused by students who pythagorize across the grass.

You'll save twenty miles and half an hour if you pythagorize up the turnpike instead of taking 35 and 75.
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To use the pythagorian theorem.
Clabaugh: Mr. Liptack, how do we solve question #2?
Mr. Liptack: Just Pythagorize it!!
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The use of the pythagorean theorem, which is a^2 + b^2 = c^2.
Side A is 3, side B is 4, pythagorize you get 5.

whats the opposite of reslove? pythagorize!

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by iheartneals April 10, 2008
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1) to conduct the pythagoreon theorem on a right triangle

2) to viciously insult/attack a fellow member of your geometry class

Originated in Mr. A's 9th Grade Geometry Period 2 class in 2007.
Teacher says: "Now, to find the variable x, simply pythagorize this right triangle."

or

Geometry Student says: "Shut up or I will pythagorize you!"
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To use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the lengths of sides in right triangles, in attempt to solve a mathematical problem.
Once you find that the lengths of the legs are 6 and 7.2, just Pythagorize it!
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