Pythagorean TheoremÂ in Algebra Over 2,500 years ago, a Greek mathematician named Pythagoras popularized the concept that a relationship exists between the hypotenuse and the legs of right triangles and that this relationship is true for all right triangles. The Egyptians knew of this concept, as it related to 3, 4, 5 right triangles, long before the time of Pythagoras. It was … [Read more...] about Pythagorean Theorem in Algebra

# Pythagorean Theorem

## Pythagorean Theorem

Pythagorean Theorem THEOREM: In a right triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the legs. (c2 = a2 + b2) It is believed that this theorem was known, in some form, long before the time of Pythagoras. A thousand years before Pythagoras, the Babylonians recorded their knowledge of the theorem on clay tablets. … [Read more...] about Pythagorean Theorem