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    Proving Pythagorean Theorem with two squares

    see the attachment
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    The area of the inner square is c^2

    It is the area of the larger square- area of 4 triangles

    c^2 = (a+b)^2 -4(1/2*(ab))

    multiply out the rhs and the result follows
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