The Pythagorean Theorem only works with right triangles, but you can use it in many different ways. For example, carpenters use the Pythagorean Theorem with building lines to set out a house foundation to ensure the foundations are square.
The formula a2 + b2 = c2 means (leg)2 + (leg)2 = (hypotenuse)2. The variables a, b and c were randomly chosen to use in the theorem, but you could use any variables you like.
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