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There are many different proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Researchand choose three different proofs. Outline and provide an explanation foreach. Be sure to site the sources of information you used.
I got proofs I just need help with outline and explanation
I think those are good explanations
@ArkGoLucky I got the sites I need help with outline and explanation that's hard
can you post the proofs that you have?
how do you outline it
Proof #3 already well so far I got stuck at outline so I choose one for now.
there's not really a standard for outlining proofs. I think that's sort of teacher dependent. I would assume by outline your teacher means to list the steps of the proof
so how would you outline proof 3 then
1. Draw four identical right triangles all rotated 0 degrees, 90 degrees, 180 degrees and 270 degrees. 2. Label the corresponding sides of the triangle a, b and c. 3. Without rotating any triangle, put the triangles in a square of side length c, which should be the hypothenuse of all the triangles. 4. The square has a square in the middle with a side length of (a-b) 5. The area of all the triangles is 4*(ab/2) or 2ab. 6. The area of the square is c^2 and also the sum of area of the triangles and the square in the middle so c^2=(a-b)^2 + 2ab 7. Expanding the right side of the equation, we get c^2=a^2+b^2