Pythagorean Theorem

This figure illustrates the geometric interpretation of the Pythagorean theorem.
Figure 1: Pythagorean Theorem

The Pythagorean Theorem relates the squared-length of the adjacent, opposite, and hypotenuse sides of a right triangle together. The equation for the theorem is shown below:

For example, the right triangle with side lengths of , and is illustrated below.

Right Triangle 3 4 5

Substituting the sides of this example right-triangle into the equation we can show the theorem in action.