Pythagoras Paper

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Pythagoras

Pythagoras


Pythagoras was a very significant person in the history of the world.
He made many contributions to the fields of math, music, and astronomy.
Pythagoras's teachings and beliefs that were once taught by him in his own
school in ancient Greece, are still taught today.
The thing that Pythagoras is probably the most famous for is the
Pythagorean Theorem. The Pythagorean Theorem is used in the field of
mathematics and it states the following: the square of the hypotenuse of a
right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the two other sides. This
means that if one makes a square (with all sides equal in length) out of a
triangle with a right angle, the areas of the squares made from the two shorter
sides, when added together, equal the area of the square made from the long
side. Another geometrical discovery made by Pythagoras is that the diagonal of
a square is not a rational multiple of its side. The latter discovery proved
the existence of irrational numbers and therefore changed the entire Greek
mathematical belief that whole numbers and their ratios could account for
geometrical properties.
Another contribution of Pythagoras and his follower is that of music.
Pythagoras essentially created music in that he discovered the way it works.
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