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Title: A Brief History of Pythagorus and the Pythagorean Theorem


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A Brief History of Pythagorusand thePythagorean
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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