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Title: A Brief History of Pythagorus and the Pythagorean Theorem

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A Brief History of Pythagorus and the Pythagorean
Theorem
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• Pythagorus was born on the island of Samos in
ancient Greece.
• We dont know the exact year that he was born,
but it is believed that he was born around 570
B.C.
• Thats almost 2580 years ago.

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• Pythagorus traveled to Egypt and studied
astronomy, philosophy, and geometry with Egyptian
priests.
• By the time he was 55, he had returned to
Greece and started a school.
• Pythagorus was the head of a secret group of
men who worshipped numbers. They tried to find a
mathematical explanation for music, and the
heavens.

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The Pythagorean Theorem Pythagorus was believed
to be the first person to prove that this rule
worked. In a right triangle, the sum of the
squares of the legs is equal to the square of the
hypotenuse.
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Vocabulary Words Legs the two shorter sides
of a right triangle Hypotenuse
the longer side of a right
triangle
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hypotenuse
leg
leg
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Well call the LEGS a and b and the
HYPOTENUSE c. a2 b2 c2
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