One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A theorem attributed to Pythagoras that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
- ‘The Sulba Sutras demonstrate that India had Pythagoras' theorem before the great Greek was born.’
- ‘By chapter two he is proving Pythagoras' theorem from first principles and introducing non-Euclidean geometry.’
- ‘Among these is the enunciation (but not proof) of Pythagoras' theorem.’
- ‘Suffice it to say that the headaches of algebra, Pythagoras' theorem, and geometry didn't tickle his fancy.’
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