



 
Hi Brenae, To state the Pythagorean Theorem in the usual way I need first to define a term. In a right triangle the longest side (the side opposite to the right angle) is called the hypotenuse. The classical statement of the Pythagorean Theorem is that:
In more modern language the statement is that:
Algebraically you could state the theorem.
The converse of the Pythagorean Theorem is true also.
Penny  


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