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Pythagorean Theorem Proofs:
The Pythagorean theorem states that in a right triangle the sum of its squared legs equals the square of its hypotenuse. The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most well-known theorems in mathematics and is frequently used in Geometry proofs. There are many examples of Pythagorean theorem proofs in your Geometry book and on the Internet.

How to prove the Pythagorean Theorem using Algebra and geometry to show the area of the smaller square plus the area of four triangles is equal to the area of the larger square.
Pythagorean Theorem: Perigal's Dissection
Animated rendition of Perigal's dissection proof of the classic Pythagorean Theorem.

Pythagorean Theorem Proof Using Similarity
Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

Another Pythagorean Theorem Proof

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