Friday, June 28, 2013

Pythagoras

A right isosceles triangle:

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Here a = 5, b = 5, and so c = 5...not 5 sqrt(2). Yet this is perfectly ordinary Euclidean plane geometry, just that some points are missing...er, actually, almost all of them.

Sorry, Pythagoras, not even smart guys are right every time.

2 comments:

  1. If a^2 + b^2 = c^2
    a = 5
    b = 5

    Then, c^2 = 50
    c = 7.071

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  2. Nick, wabulon Is joking

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