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The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 41–43 | Cite as

Pythagoras’s oxen revisited

  • Hans-Joachim Albinus
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Abstract

it is said that when Pythagoras discovered his famous theorem, in a right-angled triangle the squares of the smaller sides sum up to the square of the hypoteneuse, he sacrificed a hundred oxen to thank the gods.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Innenministerium Baden-WürttembergStuttgartGermany

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