Today in math class, we learned what the pythagorean theorem was all about. It states that the legs (a and b) and the hypotenuse ( c) obey the following relations a2+b2=c2 . We were also taught of what a pythagorean theorem was . It's A squared + B Squared = C Squared and it uses perfect square numbers, as shown in the picture below .
Mr. Jay also gave us a problem that we had to solve. The problem was "The egyptians used a rope with 12 knots that were evenly spread apart to make right angles. They knew that the angle opposite the longest side was always square." We were asked to make a right angle triangle with 12 knots . This is what we did .
We also started another flap, and called it PROOF NUMBER ONE . Under this, we cut out dotted paper, with the areas of 3 squared, 4 squared and 5 squared, and arranged them into a pythagorean triple. This proved our statement .