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[2018-11-16] Express

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:20 pm
by Sorceror
"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 ...
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The area defined by hypotenuse a () is equal to the sum of the areas defined by hypotenuses b and c (b² + c²)

Re: [2018-11-16] Express

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:03 pm
by rabidmuskrat
Will we ever actually use any of this


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

Re: [2018-11-16] Express

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:35 pm
by Astrogirl
Sorceror wrote:This one though ...
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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?

Re: [2018-11-16] Express

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:56 pm
by codetaku
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)

Re: [2018-11-16] Express

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:39 pm
by bug
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