## SmartOwl94 3 years ago If you had to prove the Pythagorean Theorem to another person, which proof would you use? Why?

1. saifoo.khan

2. amistre64

euclid, cause its like got pictures

3. UnkleRhaukus

|dw:1333073135480:dw| the areas of a^2 and b^2 = c^2

4. amistre64

|dw:1333073168462:dw|

5. lgbasallote

id probably use the sin-cos-tan

6. UnkleRhaukus

get them to draw various right angled triangles and to measure the sides and calculate the areas

7. UnkleRhaukus

can you explain that a little bit amistre64

8. aztennenbaum

Find the area of the big square (a+b)^2 and subtract the area of the little triangles 4*(a*b/2) to get the area of c^2

9. aztennenbaum

The file attached to my original post is better, but this should give you the idea |dw:1333073644418:dw|

10. amistre64

can i explain it? hmmm, id have to bring up how euclid explained it really

11. amistre64
12. amistre64

i think prop 47 is worked up to so that you would actually have to define certain aspects before a proper proof could be established as prop 47 spells out