ERIC Number: EJ273329
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Publication Date: 1983-Jan
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Proof by Analogy: The Case of the Pythagorean Theorem.
Levine, Deborah R.
Mathematics Teacher, v76 n1 p44-46 Jan 1983
The proof is given that, if three equilateral triangles are constructed on the sides of a right triangle, then the sum of the areas on the sides equals the area on the hypotenuse. This is based on one of the hundreds of proofs that exist for the Pythogorean theorem. (MP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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