Pythagorean Theorem

What is the Pythagorean Theorem and Who discovered it ?

In a right angled triangle of 90 degrees, the square of the hypotenuse (C) is equal to the sum of the squares of the opposite (B) and the adjacent (A). The hypotenuse is the longest side of a right-angled triangle. The equation is : A squared + B squared = C squared.

Pythagorean Theorem - Opposite, Adjacent, Hypotenuse      a squared - b squared - c squared

Pythagorean TheoremPythagorean Theorem Formula

The Pythagorean Theorem was one of the earliest theorems known to Ancient Civilizations. It was discovered by Pythagoras the Greek mathematician and philosopher (570 BC – 495 BC).

Pythagoras Pythagoras Portrait

Pythagoraen Theorem Source


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