Pythagorean theorem

The Pythagorean theorem describes a special relationship between the sides of a right triangle. Even the ancients knew of this relationship. In this topic, we’ll figure out how to use the Pythagorean theorem and prove why it works.
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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