# Pythagore-an Theorem

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## 2- How was the Theorem discovered ?

*The statement of the Theorem was discovered on a*__Babylonian tablet circa 1900-1600 B.C.____(__Whether Pythagoras or someone else from his School was the first to discover its proof can't be claimed).The Theorem is*reversible*which means that its*converse*is also true. The converse states that a triangle whose sides satisfy a² + b² = c² is necessarily right angled. Euclid was the first to mention and prove this fact.

## Photos of Pythagoras

3. The Pythagorean Theorem is Pythagoras' most famous mathematical contribution. According to legend, Pythagoras was so happy when he discovered the theorem that he offered a sacrifice of oxen. | **Pythagoras**founded the Pythagorean School of Mathematics in Cortona, a Greek seaport in Southern Italy. He is credited with many contributions to mathematics although some of them may have actually been the work of his students.
| 2. Although Pythagoras is credited with the famous theorem, it is likely that the Babylonians knew the result for certain specific triangles at least a millennium earlier than Pythagoras. |

3. The Pythagorean Theorem is Pythagoras' most famous mathematical contribution. According to legend, Pythagoras was so happy when he discovered the theorem that he offered a sacrifice of oxen.

**Pythagoras**founded the Pythagorean School of Mathematics in Cortona, a Greek seaport in Southern Italy. He is credited with many contributions to mathematics although some of them may have actually been the work of his students.

## Real Life Situations

2. There are many uses of the theorem. One of these uses is in real life situations for example going on a **Road trip **you want to get there taking the shortest path possible you can use the theorem* another example ***Painting on a Wall **The painter needs to determine how tall a ladder needs to be in order to safely place the base away from the wall so it won't tip over. This is another way to use the theorem.