## Pythagorean Theorem Demonstrated by Water

December 19, 2012 by koshersamurai

Pythagorean Theorum: The area of the square of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the square on the other two sides.

The theorem can be written as an equation relating the lengths of the sides *a*, *b* and *c*, often called the *Pythagorean equation*:^{
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where *c* represents the length of the hypotenuse, and *a* and *b* represent the lengths of the other two sides.

And that’s the way it is usually explained.

This way is MUCH cooler!

It is a demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem using water.

Who said Euclidean geometry can’t be fun!

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on December 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm |exceedingspeedThis kind of mental model is a great too for students with disabilities or kids with limited vocabulary for critical thinking! Excellent demo!

on December 20, 2012 at 10:36 am |renxkyokoOh, waaaaaaay cool ! ! Actually, Math is beautiful.

on December 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm |koshersamuraiNo. You are beautiful. Math gives me a headache. BTW: You don’t give me a headache.

Have a wonderful holiday… or a painless Mayan end of civilization day… whichever comes first!!

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