| John Beck - Education - 1978 - 569 pages
...importance of what it is we are trying to do. 'This morning,' I said to them, 'we are going to prove that **the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the other two sides.' 'Is that a likely thing to happen?' Mason asked. I... | |
| Daniel Pedoe - Mathematics - 1983 - 340 pages
...go round two sides of the fence to reach the hay. On the other hand, the Theorem of Pythagoras, that **the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the other two sides, was not suspected by humans for thousands of years,... | |
| Edward Regis - Philosophy - 1984 - 284 pages
...or surveyors. Anything that purports to overturn or impugn our recognition that 7 x 7 = 49 or that **the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the adjacent sides would merely discredit itself by reductio ad absurdum.... | |
| René Descartes - Philosophy - 1984 - 444 pages
...geometrical proofs. And how often do you find a believer who, if he is asked why he is certain that **the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the squares on the other sides, will answer: 'Because I know that God exists and cannot deceive, and... | |
| Deryck Beyleveld - Philosophy - 1991 - 562 pages
...consider that anything that purports to overturn or impugn our recognition that 7 x 7 = 49 or that **the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the adjacent sides would merely discredit itself by reductio ad absurdum.... | |
| F. C. White - Philosophy - 1992 - 208 pages
...rejects. To illustrate this point with a representative example, Euclid holds with Pythagoras that **the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the other two sides: s 2 = a 2 + b 2 . Schopenhauer holds this too. But in... | |
| John Ewing - History - 1994 - 348 pages
...of them, and nothing else." To quote an example which the author himself gives, the proposition that **"the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the other two sides" is a categorical proposition, and is not therefore mathematical.... | |
| Susan Rusinko - Drama - 1994 - 236 pages
...evening, bent over those exercises of yours, wondering why Debusson Major could never realize that **the square on the hypotenuse of a rightangled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the other two sides, at the back of my mind it made me feel . . . somehow... | |
| Rudolf Steiner - Education - 1995 - 180 pages
...geometry lessons to reach their climax, their summit, in the Theorem of Pythagoras, which states that **the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to** the sum of the squares on the other two sides. It is a marvelous thing if you see it in the right light.... | |
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