The Pythagorean Therom

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The Pythagorean Theorem was made known by Pythagoras. Pythagoras was born on the island Samos, Greece in 570B.C. His father’s name was Mnesarchus and his mother was Pythais. His father made sure that Pythagoras got the best possible education. Pythagoras’ first teacher was named Pherecydes. When Pythagorean turned 18 he went to the island of Lesbos in order to study with Anaximander, an astronomer and philosopher, and Thales of Miletus, a very wise philosopher and mathematician. Thales persuaded Pythagoras to g Continue...


He learned geometry there and probably picked up the Pythagorean Theorem there too. He is credited with its first geometrical demonstration. In Egypt, he learned many things from the priests. They give credit to Tschou-Gun who lived in 1100B. Pythagoras believed that all relationship were expanded number relationships. For example, Egyptians use this theorem to build the pyramids. There he started a school that taught both Religion and Knowledge. Another example, would be the Chinese. This included Theana, of whom Pythagoras married when he was 60. The Pythagorean Theorem it important to mathematics because IT IS!!! . Pythagoras was also head of a secret brotherhoood which worshiped numbers. The Caldeans and the Babylonians also knew this theorem more than a thousand years before Pythagoras. Although this theorem is called the Pythagorean Theorem it was known to many nationalities before Pythagoras' time.