__Guess who__

I was born 2500 years ago on the island of Samos

At the age of 18 I went to work for an astronomer

At the age of 21 I went to Egypt to learn about geometry

On my return to Greece I opened a school in mathematics, music, philosophy and astronomy

I was famous for being a thinker.

Hello.....Yes its me of course Pythagoras.

I am going to introduce you to my most well known theorem.

Pythagoras' Theorem is a way of finding the length of the hypotenuse of a __right angled triangle.__

Find the length of c

I bet your teacher has told you the proper formula which can get very confusing.

Forget the formula, just follow these steps.

1. Take the number from 1 side and square it. 2 x 2 = 4

2. Take the number from the other side and square it. 6 x 6 = 36

3. Add your answers together 4 + 36 = 40

4. Square root (√) 40 = 6.32 to 2 decimal places.

By the way, this only works for right angled triangles.

Check

The hypotenuse is always the longest side of a triangle.

So if you answer is smaller than any of the other sides you have made a mistake.

The formula if you want to know is a² + b² = c²

What do you call a pot of boiling water at the top of Mount Everest?

High Pot in Use.