Pythagoras was a famous Greek philosopher and Great Mathematician in 495BC. Pythagoras has been discovered a theorem in Geometry called after his name as”Pythagoras Theorem”. In his theorem he established the relation ship between the Hypotenuse and the other two sides adjacent to the right angle. Though this theorem now bears his name it was previously formulated and used by Indians and the Babylonians.
According to this theorem The Square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other to sides. In this formula finding any one of the unknown quantity is a long process of taking square root. It is a cumbersome time consuming process.
But before his period, The Tamil people in India followed a easy way to calculate the lengths of the sides with out taking Square roots. The Tamil Poet Bothaiyanar mentioned this method in his Tamil verses. I have given you the details with the pictures please compare them and point out which is the easiest way to find the length.
According to the Bothaiyanar to find the length of the hypotenuse, measure any one of the sided and subtract one eighth of its length from it and add it with half of the other side you will get the length of the hypotenuse.
It is very simple isn’t it ancient Tamilians find the height and slope of the hills by this way only
And this is your turn, please register which is the easy method to calculate?