can somebody help me prove and justify the pythagorean theorem?

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- Mar 24th 2009, 07:46 PMrose1pythagorean theorem
can somebody help me prove and justify the pythagorean theorem?

- Mar 25th 2009, 12:27 AMmr fantastic
- Mar 26th 2009, 07:21 AMHallsofIvy
There are probably more different proofs of the Pythagorean theorem than any other theorem. As mr. fantastic suggested, google "Pythagorean theorem proof" and take your pick!

(I did just now and the very first hit gives 81 proofs.)