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?

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.

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

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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