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Pythagorean theorem

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The Pythagorean theorem in mathematics explains how the sides of a special kind of triangle are related to each other.

This special triangle has one angle which is 90° called a right angle.

This triangle is called a right triangle.

The Pythagorean theorem is about the square shapes drawn along the sides of right triangles.

The area of the two smaller squares together is equal to the area of the largest square.

The theorem is named after the Greek mathematician Pythagoras.

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