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How many ways are there to prove the Pythagorean theorem? - Betty Fei

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What do Euclid, 12-year-old Einstein, and American President James Garfield have in common? They all came up with elegant proofs for the famous Pythagorean theorem, one of the most fundamental rules of geometry and the basis for practical applications like constructing stable buildings and triangulating GPS coordinates. Betty Fei details these three famous proofs.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Betty Fei
  • Director Nick Hilditch
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Animator Nick Hilditch
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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