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Pythagoras

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"Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few. "- Pythagoras

Pythagoras (582-500 B.C.) was a Greek mathematician and philosopher from the small island of Samos. Although it is unclear whether or not he actually discovered the proof of the theorem bearing his name, it is probably what he is most known for. The Pythagorean theorem states that the sum of the squares of the lengths of the two adjacent legs of a right triangle is equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse.

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“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” - Pythagoras


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