Pythagoras was a 6th century BC philosopher and mathematician who is famous for articulating the classic right triangle relationship a2+b2=c2, where a and b are the lengths of the legs and c is the length of the hypotenuse. Sets of (a, b, c) where all three lengths are integers are called Pythagorean Triples. In the study of the Pythagorean Theorem, students become familiar with the smaller Pythagorean Triples, such as (3, 4, 5) and (5, 12, 13).
62 + 82 = 102
(2*3)2 + (2*4)2 = (2*5)2
22 * 32 + 22 * 42 = 22 * 52
22(32 + 42) = 22(52)
32 + 42 = 52
- Original Java Applet by Nick Exner (1998)
- Modified by Michael McKelvey (2001)
Calculator Programs for the TI-83 and TI-89, Get Graph-Link to View
Calculator Programs, Written by James P. Dildine, 1999.
Borrowed Code from All-over-the-place