Jul 2, 2010  •  In Geek, Science

A Visual Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

Here’s one for all of us who suck at math and much prefer visual learning. It’s actually pretty cool when you see it laid out like this!

Via haha.nu.

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

  1. Jennifer says:

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

  2. Crystal Rice says:

    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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