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# What is the formula commonly used to represent the pythagorean theorem?

Updated: 9/22/2022

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A squared + b squared = c squared

For a right triangle

A b c side lengths

For a and b legs of the triangle

C hypotenuse of triangle which is the side opposite the right angle

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