My Pythagoras Post

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Pythagoras was a uber smart greek geek who came up with the Pythagoras Theorem. He figured the formula for right angle triangles and squares. The formula is A²+B²=C².

These artifacts are linked because they deal with the Pythagoras theorem and who created it. These important vocabulary help give clues to explain the artifacts and the Pythagoras theorem. To where the artifacts are found, who made them, what they are, and why they are important.

Legs are the sides that meet at a right angle.
Hypotenuse is the longest side of a right triangle, the side opposite, the right angle.
R.A.T(Right Angle Triangles) A right angle triangle has one internal angle 90 degrees(a right angle)The side opposite to the right angle is the hypotenuse; it is the longest side in the right triangle. The other two sides are called the (legs).

Greek is a nation and a ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus. It is said that one Greek man named Pythagoras invented the Pythagoras theorem.
Theorem is a statement made in math and also has to proven correct and true. And Pythagoras made the Pythagoras Theorem which is A²+B²=C²

The shapes you see are right angle triangles and squares. The formula is A²+B²=C². The guy who created this formula was Pythagoras. And we care about grade 8 math because we care about school, well most of use do anyways.

And this is one of the problems we did in class! As seen here using the formula A²+B²=C² works...
Here are some problems including the Pythagoras Theorem.
A check board is made of 64 small squares that each have a dimension of 3x3 cm. The 62 small squares are arranged in eight rows of eight.

a) What is the length of the diagonal of a small square? Give your answer to the nearest tenth of a centimeter.

And here is the video on Pythagoras..


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