Amazingly simple real-life demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem makes it all make sense

In case you need reminding, the Pythagorean theorem describes the relationship between the three sides of a right triangle…

In any right-angled triangle, the area of the square whose side is the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum of the areas of the squares whose sides are the two legs (the two sides that meet at a right angle).

It’s familiarly represented as the equation a2 + b2 = c2.

Here we see the theorem creatively demonstrated using liquid…

(via It’s OK to Be Smart)

Read more: http://twentytwowords.com/using-liquid-to-demonstrate-the-pythagorean-theorem/

3 responses to “Amazingly simple real-life demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem makes it all make sense”

  1. Kay A, Ess. says:

    Great idea!

  2. mkimitch says:

    Science! I mean, Math!

  3. moop says:

    I love this

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