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Pythagorean Theorem

First draw a triangle, don't worry about the right angle, that comes later

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Now we'll worry about the right angle...

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Set the lengths of AB and BC to be x and y

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Open the numeric panel and add an expression.

Type in distance(A,C)^2

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Add another expression.

Type in x^2+y^2

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Change the numeric values of x and y

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