Can you use the provided pieces to prove this theorem? Can you find another way? We provide 3 different ways to prove the theorem and there may be more.
Also, see how many different squares you can make from the 8 provided piece.
In mathematics, the Pythagorean theorem is a fundamental relation in Euclidean geometry concerning the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. The theorem can be written as an equation relating the lengths of the sides a, b and c:
a^2 + b^2 = c^2 ( "a" squared x "b" squared = "c" squared )
where "c" represents the length of the hypotenuse and a and b the lengths of the other two sides.
This puzzle is school tough with a scratch and water resistant floorboard frame and wood cover. The 9 pieces are cut from fine grain 1/4 inch thick birch plywood. Measures about 7" x 10.5". All text on the pieces and frame are deeply laser engraved.
Provided are 4 triangles of sides a-b-c and 4 squares of size a, b, c, and a-b.
Made in our Hudson, Florida shop. Copyright 2017 Creative Crafthouse
Level of Difficulty: Level 3