Pythagorean theorem

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Pythagorean theorem
The Pythagorean theorem is a2 + b2 = c2.

Pythagorean theorem

n.
The theorem that the sum of the squares of the lengths of the sides of a right triangle is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse.

Pythag′ore′an the′orem


n.
the theorem that the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
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Py·thag·o·re·an theorem

(pĭ-thăg′ə-rē′ən)
A theorem stating that the square of the length of the hypotenuse (the longest side) of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other sides. It is mathematically stated as c2 = a2 + b2, where c is the length of the hypotenuse and a and b the lengths of the other two sides.