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SmartOwl94

  • 4 years ago

If you had to prove the Pythagorean Theorem to another person, which proof would you use? Why?

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  1. saifoo.khan
    • 4 years ago
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    Use something from youtube.com

  2. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    euclid, cause its like got pictures

  3. UnkleRhaukus
    • 4 years ago
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    |dw:1333073135480:dw| the areas of a^2 and b^2 = c^2

  4. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    |dw:1333073168462:dw|

  5. lgbasallote
    • 4 years ago
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    id probably use the sin-cos-tan

  6. UnkleRhaukus
    • 4 years ago
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    get them to draw various right angled triangles and to measure the sides and calculate the areas

  7. UnkleRhaukus
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    can you explain that a little bit amistre64

  8. aztennenbaum
    • 4 years ago
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    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
    • 4 years ago
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    The file attached to my original post is better, but this should give you the idea |dw:1333073644418:dw|

  10. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    can i explain it? hmmm, id have to bring up how euclid explained it really

  11. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/bookI/propI47.html

  12. amistre64
    • 4 years ago
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    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

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