And while we’re on the subject of what they don’t tell you at school …
They’ll tell you a lot of stuff about Pythagoras at school, like:
- He worked out that in a right angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides: that’s Pythagorean Theorem
- Pythagoras is often referred to as the first pure mathematician.
- He was born on the island of Samos, Greece in 569 BC.
- Pythagoras was well educated, and he played the lyre throughout his lifetime, knew poetry and recited Homer. He was interested in mathematics, philosophy, astronomy and music, and was greatly influenced by Pherekydes (philosophy), Thales (mathematics and astronomy) and Anaximander (philosophy, geometry).
But they probably won’t tell you that:
And “Pythagorean diet” was a common name for the abstention from eating meat and fish, until the coining of “vegetarian” in the 19th century.
Stick that in your triangle and measure it!! 🙂