The Pythagorean Theorem

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Geometry is the math of the world. It has developed through art and architecture and is an integral part of society. It has helped develop security systems. However, one of the most important parts of Geometry is the Pythagorean Theorem. The Pythagorean Theorem is the most important because it is one of the most commonly used theorems in Geometry and in all of math. The Pythagorean Theorem is as old as Geometry itself. It was developed by the Egyptians and Chinese and finalized by a Greek philosopher Pythagoras. It can also help solve many real world problems. The Pythagorean Theorem is fascinating because of who developed it, how it has affected influential people, and how it has improved art and architecture.
The Pythagorean Theorem is the sum of the squares of the sides of a right triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse. It is more commonly known as x2+y2=z2. What is important is the triangle must have a 90 degree angle to make this theorem true. Within this are special values that are called Pythagorean Triples. The Pythagorean Theorem is only useful if one follows the rules that come with it.
Many people believe that Pythagoras of Samos was alone the author of the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagoras was a Greek Philosopher from Samos and lived approximately from 570 BC to 495 BC. During his life time he founded the Pythagoreanism which was a type of cult that was religious and scientific but was very secretive. Evidence from other nations shows Pythagoras was not the only one to have developed this type of theorem. Historians have found evidence that proves that the Egyptians and Chinese had a very similar theorem. From this evidence many believe that Pythagoras was influenced by either nation. Still others believe ...

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...ythagorean Theorem is incredible and will still be in the future because of everything that can be discovered in math.

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