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MoMath ... and You ... Pythagorize the Flatiron Building!

Pythagorize the Flatiron

On December 5, 2013, Manhattan will see an awesome, one-of-a-kind spectacle when the National Museum of Mathematics, New York's newest museum landmark, presents a math event that lights up one of the city's oldest landmarks: the Flatiron Building.

In what might be one of the most unusual events of this holiday season, MoMath will create a stunning illuminated demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem.
 
By surrounding the entire structure with glow sticks, held in place by hundreds of New Yorkers, the length of the shimmering sides will show that the Flatiron Building is roughly based on a 5-12-13 right triangle. (It's no coincidence that this event takes place on the only date in the next 92 years that includes this famous Pythagorean triple.)  A further, even larger, display of three huge squares will form a demonstration of the famous theorem: a2 + b2 = c2.
[a squared + b squared = c squared]

"Pythagorize the Flatiron," the first in a series of MoMath MathHappening events, promises to be the biggest, most amazing mathematics demonstration New York City has ever seen.

Participants are invited for hot chocolate and cookies at MoMath, immediately following this momentous event.

MoMath... and You... Pythagorize the Flatiron Building!
When:  December 5th, 2013  6:45 PM  through  7:30 PM

Where - Location:
Flatiron Building
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States
Contact: Email: functions@momath.org

FOR A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS [MO MATH], INCLUDING HOW TO GET THERE, SEE http://momath.org/

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