#1

I'm actually really flabbergasted right now - i can't believe how ignorant some people are. You CAN'T use pythagorean's theorem on an equilateral or isosceles triangle. Just got in a debate with someone who figured you could. Wikipedia it next time, and when someone proves you wrong... admit it... don't get mad?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_Theorem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_Theorem

#2

my ghetto science teacher explained to me that "ignorant" and "ignint" are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT things... =/

#3

So? Why are you yelling at me? I know how to use the Pythagorean Theorem.

#4

you fought with a kid over the Pythagorean theorem?

#5

Well, you

*could*use the theorem on an isosceles if you bisect it
#6

#7

you fought with a kid over the Pythagorean theorem?

Hey don't get nerds worked up. They'll turn off the internet leaving millions pornless.

#8

Didn't fight with him - just tried to explain to him when it would/wouldn't work. Heaven forbid a University calculous student should understand these things. Little shit got all uppity =P

#9

If right triangle

*can*be isosceles, so you*can*use the pythagorean theorem on*an*isosceles triangle, just not*all*isosceles triangles.
#10

I assume this thread was made to counter some debate in another thread? If so this is useless. . .

#11

Apperantly ignant means "yousa a stupid FOO!!"

#12

I'm actually really flabbergasted right now - i can't believe how ignorant some people are. You CAN'T use pythagorean's theorem on an equilateral or isosceles triangle. Just got in a debate with someone who figured you could. Wikipedia it next time, and when someone proves you wrong... admit it... don't get mad?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_Theorem

You can when you divide them into two equal triangles which then contain a right angle

#13

my ghetto science teacher explained to me that "ignorant" and "ignint" are two TOTALLY DIFFERENT things... =/

what's the difference??

#14

Yet another flame based thread, Heaven forbid these ever stop coming

HOORAY!!!!

HOORAY!!!!

#15

you fought with a kid over the Pythagorean theorem?

my thoughts exactly.

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#16

what's the difference??

im not sure i couldnt understand her =( she talks to fast with words ive nvr heard of... and improper grammar... i came to her the other day to ask her a question and shes like "what it is" and im like huh?! dont u mean what is it?

#17

*Stabs threadstarter in the chest with rusty shank*

#18

...yaaaay.....

ignorance sucks..but I thought this was gonna be more intellectually fulfilling..

::leaves::

ignorance sucks..but I thought this was gonna be more intellectually fulfilling..

::leaves::

#19

Hey don't get nerds worked up. They'll turn off the internet leaving millions pornless.

hahahaha

For that statement, Chickenwing1, you are a god amongst men.

#20

You can when you divide them into two equal triangles which then contain a right angle

Owned.

#21

If right trianglecanbe isosceles, so youcanuse the pythagorean theorem onanisosceles triangle, just notallisosceles triangles.

Hmmmm.... I don't think so.... all right angled triangles with 2 equal sides will always be equilateral triangles, and wouldn't be counted as isosceles, as if 2 sides are the equal, so will the third one, and the definition of an isosceles triangle is that it has 2 equal sides, and 2 equal angles, and can be bisected into two right angled triangles. Although you can use pythagoras' theorum to eventually work out the unknown side of an isosceles triangle.

#22

Hmmmm.... I don't think so.... all right angled triangles with 2 equal sides will always be equilateral triangles, and wouldn't be counted as isosceles, as if 2 sides are the equal, so will the third one, and the definition of an isosceles triangle is that it has 2 equal sides, and 2 equal angles, and can be bisected into two right angled triangles. Although you can use pythagoras' theorum to eventually work out the unknown side of an isosceles triangle.

That's an extremely convoluted statement but 100% correct

#23

That's an extremely convoluted statement but 100% correct

it's stupid o' clock in the morning, you have to forgive me

But yeah.... I hated Maths.... so why did I take it at A-Level even at university I haven't escaped it...

#24

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_cosines

read up noobs. the pythagorean theorum is just a simplified version of the law of cosines, which can be used to figure the angles and sides of ANY triangle. the only reason the pythagorean theorum applies only to right triangles is because the cosine of 90 degrees is 0, so that nomial is cancelled out.

read up noobs. the pythagorean theorum is just a simplified version of the law of cosines, which can be used to figure the angles and sides of ANY triangle. the only reason the pythagorean theorum applies only to right triangles is because the cosine of 90 degrees is 0, so that nomial is cancelled out.