Pythagorean proposition

Related to Pythagorean proposition: Pythagorean theorem, A2+b2=c2, A²+b²=c²
(Geom.) the theorem that the square described upon the hypothenuse of a plane right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares described upon the other two sides.

See also: Pythagorean

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Pythagorean proposition. Washington, DC: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
In an article that is often held to have settled the matter once and for all, he argued that Euclid 7.21-34 and definitions 7.6-11, which concern odd and even numbers, are a group of early Pythagorean propositions preserved out of reverence for their antiquity, despite their lack of connection with anything else in books 7-9 (and their lack of profundity in comparison with the rest of those books), and whose purpose was originally to lead up to the proposition on perfect numbers.(24) Of the method of producing them, the dyadic process of continuous doubling, he says that `the Egyptian method of calculation should certainly be assumed as its origin'.