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Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

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Author:Rik Blok
Description: Pythagorean theorem: in a right triangle the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the sides containing the right angle. Two proofs: one by a construction, and one by the method of similar triangles.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Math Topics: Triangles and Other Polygons

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