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.
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.