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The Pythagorean Theorem

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Transcript of The Pythagorean Theorem

The Pythagorean Theorem

What Is The Pythagorean Theorem?
The Pythagorean Theorem is the equation that of
a triangle with a right angle, two of the sides added together will be equivalent to the hypotenuse. The Theorem is named after a Greek mathematician named Pythagoras. Many people think that the Babylonians, Indians, and the Chinese had realized the equation before, but Pythagoras was the first one to prove the theory.
Pythagoras
What influenced Pythagoras to create the
Pythagorean theorem?
Although not much was known about Pythagoras's early life, many believe that his first influence was a philosopher named Pherecydes. Along with other philosophers, they all inspired him to continue on with his math and astrology studies.
Later in his life, he continued to study mathematics with the Babylonians. His final Influence was with the school he founded, as there were many other famous philosophers to work with there.
Babylon
How has the Pythagorean Theorem changed
math?

The Pythagorean theorem has changed math
by expanding fractal geometry, and making
trigonometry possible. It also connects Algebra
and Geometry. Trigonometry is the study of
sides, angles, and shapes of triangles. The
Pythagorean Theorem helps measure the
triangles with exact precision, so you can
always be more precise.

How does the Pythagorean theorem help us understand
triangles?
The Pythagorean theorem helps us understand
triangles by being able to get the exact
measurements of a right triangle. We can learn
more about the triangles by finding more uses and
making discoveries with the precise measurements
of the triangles.
90 degrees
Does anyone have a different
way of explaining the Pythagorean Theorem?
Many different people have proven the Theorem, although many other cultures were believed to have discovered it before Pythagoras. Euclid's elements
are able to prove the theorem by always having the
squares and rectangle make a right angle ( which is the theorem in reverse).

Euclid

Conclusion
The conclusion to this presentation is
that Pythagoras was a great man and our
knowledge of math will always continue to
grow. Our capability of math has grown
considerably thanks to Pythagoras and all
the other great mathematicians in this world.

The End!
Any Questions?

How do we use the Pythagorean
theorem in modern life?

We can use the Pythagorean theorem for Navigation, because if you triangulate the
distance from the beginning of your trip to
the destination, you can find out the distance by using the theorem.
Geologists also use the theorem to track earthquakes in oceans by triangulating the large waves distance by the small ones, and you can find the source of the earthquake.
People also use the theorem to track cell phones, find the exact place to shoot in archery,
to determine bullet trajectory, and to build many things, including fences, ceilings, walls and many
o
thers.

How has the Pythagorean Theorem
influenced our view of math?
The Pythagorean Theorem has influenced our view of math by helping us learn and understand more about triangles and measurement. Since it is the base of trigonometry, it has helped us create other types of equations to help us learn more about the angles, sides, and measurements of triangles.
By Max
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