Definition of Pythagoras' theorem in English:

Pythagoras' theorem

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Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈθaɡ(ə)rəs


  • A theorem attributed to Pythagoras that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal in area to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.
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    • Suffice it to say that the headaches of algebra, Pythagoras' theorem, and geometry didn't tickle his fancy.
    • By chapter two he is proving Pythagoras' theorem from first principles and introducing non-Euclidean geometry.
    • The Sulba Sutras demonstrate that India had Pythagoras' theorem before the great Greek was born.

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