· Pythagoras or Pythagoras theorem is one of the most useful theorems in geometry and math.
· Pythagoras theorem allows many calculations to be made about triangles.
· The man who found Pythagoras theorem was the Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras.
Pythagoras theorem is a simple rule about the proportion of the sides of right triangles.
The Pythagoras theorem states that:
" the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides of the right triangle."
The illustration of Pythagoras theorem
Right triangle in Pythagoras theory
In a right triangle, a2 + b2 = c2 . This is also known loosely as Pythagoras formula.
- The longest side in a right triangle is the one opposite to the right angle and it is called Hypotenuse.
- The other two perpendicular sides are named base and height.
- (Hypotenuse)2 = (Base)2 + (Height)2