Friday, March 10, 2006

for all you who continue to doubt



This is my favorite proof of the Pythagorean theorem. Note that if you follow the link you can play with the little slider thing under the left box.

I know, I know, I used to be just like you. I didn't believe it before, but now I do. I have some apologizing to do to a certain hypotenuse out there for all my years of skepticism.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Real pretty

captain crab said...

Thanks!

Today I will be thinking about everything I learned (or didn't) in those advanced math courses I took 35 years ago.

jeremy said...

The pythagorean theorem is also what the Scarecrow says in the Wizard of Oz when he gets a brain, I think.