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Topic: Pythagorean Perimeters
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Charles Douglas Wehner

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Re: Pythagorean Perimeters
Posted: Sep 29, 2005 9:42 PM
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W H G wrote:

> Why teach it to children? New? maybe.

1. Why teach it to children? I said EVEN to children. It is not good to
underestimate children, and those who can understand Pythagoras can
understand this perimeter classification.

2. New? New to my understanding, and to those of my friends and
associates. However, such is the vastness of time and space that we
cannot know whether it was discovered before, unless a student of
Diophantus, or of Euclid's "Elements", or of Chinese or Indian
mathematical history finds the prior art.

Charles Douglas Wehner

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