The Many Sides of the Pythagorean Theorem
College Mathematics Journal , Volume 50 - Issue 3 p. 162- 172
Summary: The Pythagorean theorem gives a fundamental relationship between the lengths of the three sides of a right-angled triangle. We make the case for which theorems of elementary Euclidean geometry should be called the “Pythagorean theorem for an arbitrary triangle” and the “Pythagorean theorem for a quadrilateral.” In making this presentation, we stress the use of the basic properties of triangles over use of the cosine formula.
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Dlab, V. (Vlastimil), & Williams, K.S. (2019). The Many Sides of the Pythagorean Theorem. College Mathematics Journal, 50(3), 162–172. doi:10.1080/07468342.2019.1580527