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How Is The Pythagorean Theorem Used Today
The Pythagorean Theorem is a simple mathematical equation with various uses today in geometry, trigonometry, architecture, and more. The equation is as follows:
a2 + b2 = c2
This only applies for a right triangle, that is, a triangle that has a 90 degree angle. C is the hypotenuse (the longest side), and A and B are the two other sides. Thus if you know A and B, you can easily calculate C by using square roots. Likewise if you know B and C or A and C.
The ability to find out this length quickly is useful in trigonometric and geometric proofs, as well as lengths for physics, and designs in architecture.