The Man, The Myth, The Legend Pythagoras

Sunday, February 22, 2009
Last week we were all given an assignment about a Greek mathematician named Pythagoras , and his theorem the "Pythagorean Theorem"



Pythagoras: The greatest genius ever lived. An "uber" smart mathematician, he was a Greek geek. It's not for sure that he really existed. Because all the information was from one of his students(so called).




1.Legs:
These are connected to create the right angle of the right angle triangle a.k.a sides "A" and "B". They are also smaller than the hypotenuse.

2.Hypotenuse: The hypotenuse is the longest side of the right angle triangle, its the opposite side of the right angle also.

3. R.A.T: The starting of the words Right Angle Triangle.

4.Greek : A person that originated from ancient and or modern Greece.

5.Theorem:
A theoretical proposition, statement, or formula embodying something to be proved from other propositions or formulas.

There were other artifacts besides the definitions.



One of the artifacts is the Pythagorean Theorem. Pythagorean Theorem:

The Pythagorean Theorem is the sum of the areas of the two squares on the legs, (which is a and b) equals the area of the square on the hypotenuse (
which is c)


This artifact is known as a right triangle, or R.A.T (Right Angle Triangle) The right triangle has a 90 degree angle, which is the little square inside the triangle corner. All in all the triangle is 180 degrees.











In this artifact, this is just a plain square. The lines on each sides shows that each of those sides are equal to the others. The square has 2 right triangles, that looks like the first artifact. This square has four 90 degree angles which means that angles equal 360 degrees, and to get that you times 90 degrees by 4 which equals 360 degrees.

2 comments:

  1. Austin 8/17 said...

    Hey Bird, guess who this is. Haha, well its me, Rinorm. I liked how you defined all these different words for us kids to understand.

    I also like how you used paint to make your post more fascinating to look at. I think you should have posted at least 1 video that you have made with your group because I know you guys did two. Well, i dont know for sure but you could have asked them to send you the link right? Haha, well, imma go comment some more on other people's posts. Good Job Birdman!

    March 1, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

  2. alyannaL 8-17 said...

    BIRD ! :) LOL , you missed out on a lot of things. Like the videos, where are they? And the word problem Harbeck gave us. You could of at least done one of them. Anyways good job, im going to comment some more on others work :) . Byeee Birddieee .

    March 3, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

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