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Pythagoras Theorem proof using properties of Circle and tangent | Kaushal Chandak
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Pythagoras Theorem proof using properties of Circle and tangent

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This is outcome of boredom in managment classroom :)

Consider triangle ABC, right angled at B.
To prove AB^2+BC^2=AC^2

Construction:
Draw circle X with AB as diameter. This circle cuts AC at O. Construct another circle Y with BC as diameter. Circle cuts AC at P.
From properties of Tangent and circle

Now AB is tangent to circle Y at B. Hence
AB^2 = (AP)(AC) ..(i)

Similarly, BC is tangent to circle X at B.
BC^2 = (OC)(AC) ..(ii)

Adding (i) and (ii)
AB^2 + BC^2 = (AP)(AC) + (OC)(AC) = (AC)(AP + OC)

Now since AB is diameter to Circle X, Angle AOB is right angled.

Similarly P is on circle Y with BC diameter. Hence angle BPC is right angled. Thus BP as well as BO is perpendicular to line AC; which is not possible unless they are same point. Hence OP = 0.
or
AP + OC = AC ..(iii)

Hence AB^2 + BC^2 = AC^2

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