# What does the pythagorean theorem mean?

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Dec 25, 2014

The Pythagorean Theorem is a mathematical formula that is used to find the missing side of a right angled triangle, and is given as:

which can be rearranged to give either:

The side

When finding the hypotenuse, the equation results in adding the sides, and when finding any other side, the equation results in the subtraction of the sides.