2 Responses to “A Visual Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem”

  1. That is awesome!! Thanks for making feel like a math dork all over again! Hubby didn’t get it!

  2. Crystal Rice:

    This is very cool, I’ve never seen that before! Another easy way to see this theorem is to use tiles and build squares off of each side of a right triangle. For instance, if you have a 3, 4, 5 right triangle, build a 3×3 square off of side a, which has an area of 9 square units. Then build another square (4×4) off of side b, which will have an area of 16 square units. Finally build a square using side c (5×5 square), which will have an area of 25 square units. Which of course is the same 9 + 16 =25.

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