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The Pythagorean Theorem

Here is my favorite visual proof of the Pythagorean theorem.

[Proof of Pythagorean Theorem]

Note that the colored area is the same in both cases (they each contain the same four congruent triangles, just rearanged) so the uncolored areas are the same. No formulas or other background information is needed!

Here are some other pages that discuss this famous result:

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Created: 31 Dec 1996
Last modified: Jan 3, 2003 9:15:07 AM
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