Da Vinci's Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

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A visual proof of the Pythagorean theorem, claimed to have been devised by the great genius of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, is presented in this Demonstration. Select any shape of a right-angled triangle with a fixed hypotenuse with the slider and proceed through the steps of the proof using the radio buttons.

Contributed by: Tomas Garza (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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