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" Guido, with a burnt stick in his hand, demonstrating on the smooth paving-stones of the path, that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. "
Elements of Euclid [selections from book 1-6] adapted to modern methods in ... - Page 98
by Euclides - 1874
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Modes of Thought: Explorations in Culture and Cognition

David R. Olson, Nancy Torrance - Education - 1996 - 324 pages
...at their strongest. Surely no one is going to deny that 2 + 2 is 4 in both China and Greece. Surely the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides, whether we call this Pythagoras' theorem, or Gou Gu....
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A History of Medicine: Greek medicine

Plinio Prioreschi - Medicine - 1996 - 651 pages
...Pythagoras himself discovered what we call the Pythagorean Theorem. In Proclus's In Euclidem, we find: The square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the sides enclosing the right angle. If we pay any attention to those who...
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Polliticke Courtier: Spenser's The Faerie Queene as a Rhetoric of Justice

Michael F. N. Dixon - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 260 pages
...false within fixed procedures that deliver a conclusion whose certainty is that of a priori definition. "The square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of squares on the other two sides" states a Pythagorean axiom of given truthvalue within the...
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Women's Words: The Columbia Book of Quotations by Women

Mary Biggs - Reference - 1996 - 538 pages
...painfully drummed into my head which seems to have inhabited some corner of my brain since that early time: "The square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides!" There it sticks, but what of it, ye gods, what of it?...
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A New Dictionary of Eponyms

299 pages
...astronomers (notably Copernicus and Kepler). Schoolchildren are taught the Pythagorean theorem, that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. Fewer students may remember that Pythagoras symbolized...
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Discourse and Cognition

Derek Edwards - Psychology - 1997 - 370 pages
...provided as Chapter 3 of Billig et al. (1988). 6. Pythagoras's theorem is the one that 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 - but then you knew that already, of course, without...
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Fantasia Mathematica

Clifton Fadiman - Mathematics - 1997 - 326 pages
...Guido, with a burnt stick in his hand, demonstrating on the smooth paving stones of the path, that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. Kneeling on the floor, he was drawing with the point...
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Rhythms of Learning: What Waldorf Education Offers Children, Parents & Teachers

Rudolf Steiner - Education - 1998 - 404 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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Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Rene Descartes - Philosophy - 1999 - 260 pages
...however, the latter are considered no less certain than the former. For example, even if the fact that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the squares on the other two sides is not as apparent as the fact that the hypotenuse subtends the...
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Clear and Queer Thinking: Wittgenstein's Development and His Relevance to ...

Laurence Goldstein - Philosophy - 1999 - 260 pages
...what words like 'square', 'hypotenuse', 'right angle', 'triangle' and 'sum' mean, then the proposition "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 description of a property of a right-angled triangle....
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