Pythagoras post

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Pythagoras: Greek mathematician, had a theory called the "Pythagoras theory" his theory had to do with three shapes . right triangle

this first artifact is a right triangle or R.A.T. It has a right angle that is 90 degree. The two other sides are called "theta" and "beta". Those two angles together must equal 90 degrees also. The last side is the hypotenuse (the opposite side of the right angle or the slanty part ), theta and beta don't have to be equal they just need to add up and equal 90. If you rotate another triangle 180 degrees you will make a square. Again if you cut this in half diagonally you will get two right triangles.


A square is only a square if it has FOUR equal sides. All squares should have 4 , 90 degree angles. Also called quadrilaterals and there internal angle will equal 360 degrees.

and his theory was
this means in simpler terms a(a)+b(b)=c(c)
this theory relates to those two shapes up th
Your trying to solve for side A or B


  1. Rayna 8-16 said...

    Hey, you even write small on the computer hahaha. Anyway good post i should have looked at you're post, but i couldn't find it. It took me an hour and a half to do this. GOOD JOB!!

    February 19, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

  2. Mr. H said...

    Hey nice images. THey look familiar. Good use of the mathzone. You should say where you borrowed them from though.

    Nice scribe.

    February 19, 2009 at 9:03 PM  

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