Quick Reference ~ A maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather Email jeather@iprimus.com.au A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather at www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com



• Pythagoras was a renowned Greek philosopher and
mathematician who lived around 550 BC
who is famous for proving a theorem
about the right-angled triangle.
• Pythagoras' theorem says that the area
of the square built upon the hypotenuse
of a right-angled triangle is equal
to the sum of the areas
of the squares upon
the remaining sides
or c2 = a2 + b2.


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