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• ### Aashutosh

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June 2, 2021 at 8:22 pm
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Pythagoras theorem states that “The square of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of squares of the other two sides in a right-angle triangle“. The longest side of the right-angle triangle is called the hypotenuse. Because it is opposite to the angle of 90 degrees. The other two sides are perpendicular and base.

Let us consider the right-angle triangle ABC with 90 degrees at B and draw a perpendicular BD meeting AC at D as shown in the photo.

According to the question: △ADB ~ △ABC

Therefore, AD/AB=AB/AC (corresponding sides of similar triangles)

Or, AB^2 = AD × AC ……………………………..……..(1)

Also, △BDC ~△ABC

Therefore, CD/BC=BC/AC (corresponding sides of similar triangles)

Or, BC^2= CD × AC ……………………………………..(2)

Adding the equations (1) and (2) we get,

AB^2 + BC^2 = AD × AC + CD × AC

AB^2 + BC^2 = AC (AD + CD)

Since, AD + CD = AC

Therefore, AC^2 = AB^2 + BC^2

Hence, the Pythagoras theorem is proved.

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