Pythagoras' Theorem


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In this case, we can use Pythagoras' Theorem to find the length of CD easily (see Figure 5), which is actually 5 cm, and not the given 6 cm.
Very much like today, the Old Babylonians (20th to 16th centuries BC) had the need to understand and use what is now called the Pythagoras' theorem [x.sup.2] + [y.sup.2] = [z.sup.2].
The kids will use Pythagoras' theorem to calculate how high each rocket flew, he said.
Two of Euclid's theorems - 'of a leg' and 'of an altitude', which deal with the right-angled triangle, are given in [4] as predecessors of the Pythagoras' theorem in the following wording.
By the circumference of a circle concluded path s in the Euclidean plane is calculated with the help of Pythagoras' theorem:
By using Pythagoras' Theorem on the Dutch coordinates (assuming they were correct!) to obtain correct segment lengths, and then using Pythagoras in reverse on the Belgian coordinates, the erroneous Belgian coordinate could be corrected.
The cadets gained an understanding of Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry to ensure their rocket lifted-off on launch day.
The earliest explicit statement of what we have all studied as Pythagoras' Theorem goes back to an ancient text called Baudhayana Sulvasutra, dating back to 800 BC.
"Well," I said, "to give just one obvious example, '47' is the answer to several dozen questions, such as 'How many degrees of Latitude are there between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn?' or 'How many strings are there on a concert harp?' or 'What is the proposition number of Pythagoras' Theorem in Euclid's Elements?' or 'How many Ronin were there in the 18th century Japanese Samurai tale?' among countless others."
After reading it, I believe Pythagoras' Theorem should be renamed to suit its origins in Africa where it was practised 1000 years before Pythagoras set foot on the continent.
I think I told you about my Pythagoras' theorem? Geometry made absolutely zero sense to me.