Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pythagoras theorem or Baudhayana Theorem?


Pythagorean Theorem or Baudhayana Theorem?
Did you know that the so-called Pythagoras Theorem that the square of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle equals to the sum of the square of the other two sides was documented by the famed Hindu mathematician Baudhayana in his 6th century BC treatise called Baudhayana Sulba Sutra?

Baudhayana states:


"The area produced by the diagonal of a rectangle is equal to the sum of area produced by it on two sides.
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