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Proving the Pythagorean Theorem via Infinite Dissections

Zsolt Lengvárszky
The American Mathematical Monthly
Vol. 120, No. 8 (October 2013), pp. 751-753
DOI: 10.4169/amer.math.monthly.120.08.751
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/amer.math.monthly.120.08.751
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Proving the Pythagorean Theorem via Infinite Dissections
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Abstract

Abstract Novel proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem are obtained by dissecting the squares on the sides of the abc triangle into a series of infinitely many similar triangles.

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