## [2018-11-16] Express

Blame Quintushalls for this.

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### [2018-11-16] Express

"Seriously though, why doesn't every high school geometry teacher show you that proof?"

Because it's not so easy to wrap your head around. This one though ...

The area defined by hypotenuse a () is equal to the sum of the areas defined by hypotenuses b and c (b² + c²)
Sorceror

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### Re: [2018-11-16] Express

Will we ever actually use any of this

That may very well be my most hated question of all time.
rabidmuskrat

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### Re: [2018-11-16] Express

Sorceror wrote:This one though ...

The area defined by hypotenuse a () is equal to the sum of the areas defined by hypotenuses b and c (b² + c²)

Is this a joke?
Microaggression? Microaggression!

Astrogirl
so close, yet so far

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### Re: [2018-11-16] Express

It doesn't read like a joke, but it both drawn incorrectly (a^2 + b^2 = c^2 means c should be the hypotenuse of the overall triangle, instead a is given as the hypotenuse) and worded *exceedingly* poorly (define "area given by" better, as it is you're making us imagine literal squares, which aren't demonstrated by the diagram at all)
codetaku

### Re: [2018-11-16] Express

There's two different messages, the mouse-over text "The trick to being a teacher" and the link the picture is leading to (http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/Seriou ... at%20proof?), and I think you shouldn't put random text instead of URL to next page
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