Paper folding and the theorem of Pythagoras

Sastri, Sivasankara (2012) Paper folding and the theorem of Pythagoras. At Right Angles, 1 (1). pp. 48-52.

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Abstract

Can unfolding a paper boat reveal a proof of Pythagoras’ theorem? Does making a square within a square be anything more than an exercise in geometry at best? Art and math come together in delightful mathematical exercises described in this article. Pythagoras’ theorem is one of the most popular theorems in geometry. Reams of paper have been used to write dif- ferent proofs of this theorem but in this art

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Sastri, Sivasankara
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pythagoras, Geometry, Theorem
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1568
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