Done by Aya Bazzi
In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem, also known as Pythagoras' theorem, is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
Pythogorean Theorum History
Real Life Examples Of The Pythagorean Theorem
Road Trip: Let’s say two friends are meeting at a playground. Mary is already at the park but her friend Bob needs to get there taking the shortest path possible. Bob has two way he can go - he can follow the roads getting to the park - first heading south 3 miles, then heading west four miles. The total distance covered following the roads will be 7 miles. The other way he can get there is by cutting through some open fields and walk directly to the park. If we apply Pythagoras's theorem to calculate the distance you will get:
(3)2 + (4)2 =
9 + 16 = C2
√25 = C
5 Miles. = C
Walking through the field will be 2 miles shorter than walking along the roads. .
Who Is Pythagoras And What Did He Do?
Why Does The Pythagorean Theorwm Really Matter?
The Pythagorean theorem is a celebrity: if an equation can make it into the Simpsons, I'd say it's well-known.
But most of us think the formula only applies to triangles and geometry. Think again. The Pythagorean Theorem can be used with any shape and for any formula that squares a number.
Read on to see how this 2500-year-old idea can help us understand computer science, physics, even the value of Web 2.0 social networks.