The Pythagorean Theorem

How did Pythagoras show that the square of two sides of a right triangle equal the square of the hypotenuse? Watch as we recreate the proof from the 6th century.

First we will construct a square with only a compass and a straight edge, just as Pythagoras would have done (only he might have used string instead of a compass). Then we will construct a smaller square within that square. Further divisions of the square will reveal that squares of the smaller sides of the triangle will equal the square of the hypotenuse.

This is an amazing demonstration that you will be fascinated by. This visual demonstration clearly shows the Pythagorean theory.

 

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