# A simple visual proof of Pythagoras’ theorem

A simple visual proof of Pythagoras’ theorem

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1. ToriYamazaki says:

I think I understood it better before I saw this.

2. WhackBatter says:

Never have I ever been so bamboozled by any educational material than in this moment, right fucking now. Those aren’t even squares – literally what in the Fiat Chrysler am I looking at. I know for certain this Gif will plague my dreams to the end of my days, and I might just have to off myself tomorrow after seeing this shit. If someone understands this, don’t even attempt to explain. My IQ has plummeted from a 190 straight down to the 30-40 range after simply glimpsing this absolute abomination. I need to know the heathen that created this, bec

Oh I’ve just realized its the black space you gotta look at, shit’s crazy dog

3. AbandonedStarship says:

Now I really don’t get it

4. NervousDot0 says:

That’s terrible.

5. OK7jm says:

The black squares…. not the rectangles…. I took too long to realize this

6. rowanmikaio says:

This would be a lot clearer to the average person if the sides of the triangle were labeled a, b, and c so we could make the connection to the squares more easily.

7. polypeptide147 says:

This doesn’t help st all.

8. wglmb says:

This is not a proof

9. emnudge says:

Ah, yes. Now I get it.

10. FloridaGrizzlyBear says:

This is an absolutely horrible “proof” for anything.

There’s no measurements, there’s no projections, there’s nothing but some rotating geometric

11. SLJis1BAMF says:

I used the theorem just the other day for some step-ramps and it made more sense before I saw this.

12. officialmrkiller says:

Love Pythagoras, what a man.

13. Dd_8630 says:

These gifs are bad because you have to already know and understand the proof to know what this gif is getting at. The proof is a neat visual for the big step in one of the proofs, but it isn’t in itself the proof.

14. Nonkel_Jef says:

# BLIND=MOWN

15. SergeantCitizen says:

This actually helped me get it more than any other proof I’ve seen.

16. GoodAuthoritiesYeet says:

Bruh

Nope still don’t understand

18. annabananabeans says:

Contrary to most posts on this, I actually understood it better than before. Thanks OP.

19. billpecota says:

Oh..ok. Now I get it

20. WaltDiskey says:

genius. thanks OP!

21. Noinipo12 says:

Where’s the right triangle with sides a, b, and c?

Yes, you’ve shown that a^2 + b^2 = c^2 in this case but you haven’t connected a, b, or c to a right triangle at all.

22. Mineburst says:

Omg it’s really true, I need to apologise to my math teacher

23. KJ6BWB says:

To make that myself, how do I calculate where the pivot point is?

24. ZeroXeroZyro says:

While I love math and I love visuals like this, it isn’t proof. However, it is a cool representation. There’s a million different ways to visualize the theorem. They definitely give you different perspectives and drive different thought processes which I really appreciate.

25. DrLeee says:

This explains nothing

26. fingerbangins says:

Why are the squares black? Thats racist

27. Bendy_Dwyatt says:

A better proof is taking squares of paper and adding them using a known set of correct values. For example 3, 4, and 5. With a triangle with these values, 5 being the hypotenuse, you can literally cut out squares of the same size to verify they are the same area. 9 squares plus 16 squares = 25 squares.

28. Amer1canZer0 says:

I’m fucking retarded at math, but wasn’t the the two sides of a right triangle the equivalent to the third side?

Guess I could google. But like reddit and their classlessness way of answering shit better.