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Pythagorean Theorem Proofs

4 videos
1 skill
The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous ideas in all of mathematics. This tutorial proves it. Then proves it again... and again... and again. More than just satisfying any skepticism of whether the Pythagorean theorem is really true (only one proof would be sufficient for that), it will hopefully open your mind to new and beautiful ways to prove something very powerful. Common Core Standard: 8.G.B.6

Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean theorem

VIDEO 8:56 minutes
James Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Bhaskara's proof of the Pythagorean theorem

VIDEO 9:03 minutes
An elegant visual proof of the Pythagorean Theorem developed by the 12th century Indian mathematician Bhaskara.

Pythagorean theorem proof using similarity

VIDEO 9:52 minutes
Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem using similarity

Another Pythagorean theorem proof

VIDEO 10:23 minutes
Visually proving the Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem proofs

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Explain a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse.