Friday, September 28, 2012

Pythagorean Theorem Proof 1

  1. Move slider alpha to the extreme right. What do you observe? What is the area of the larger square?
  2. Move slider p to the extreme right. What is the area of the figure formed? 
  3. Move slider q to the right to verify your answer in Question 2. 

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    Guillermo Bautista, Created with GeoGebra

  • What can you say about the area of the square in Question 1 and the areas of the two squares in Question 2? What equation can you form using the areas of these squares?  

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