Ryan Saffer

Ryan Saffer

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The Pythagorean theorem is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry between the three sides of a right triangle. It states

the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares on the other two sides.


The theorem can be written as an equation relating the lengths of the sides a a a, b b b and the hypotenuse c c c

a 2 + b 2 = c 2 a^{2}+b^{2}=c^{2} a2+b2=c2