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But it's not a right triangle.

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@sbaylus: The Pythagorean theorem is a genearlized theorem that applies to any triangle - it reduces to a^2 + b^2 = c^2 only in the case of a triangle with a 90° angle.

Lame t-shirt, tho.

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and who, exactly, is Pythagorem?

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@jasonthornhill: Exactly - good at math, but bad at spelling: "Pythagore*AN". Fail.

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@jasonthornhill: Holy shnikes I can't believe the misspelled that on the shirt. You think I was made in China?

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@mgherter: is this a troll joke? lolz. "reduces to." the theorem only applies to right triangles.

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@mgherter: The Pythagorean Theorem is actually a reduced version of the Cosine Law. The Cosine Law applies to all triangles, while the Pythagorean Theorem only works for right triangles.

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This shirt is a total FAIL. No self respecting science/math/engineering type would ever wear this.

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@jasonthornhill: Not that it matters much now (wikipedia says):
He is often revered as a great mathematician, mystic and scientist, but he is best known for the Pythagorean theorem which bears his name. However, because legend and obfuscation cloud his work even more than with the other pre-Socratic philosophers, one can give account of his teachings to a little extent, and some have questioned whether he contributed much to mathematics and natural philosophy. Many of the accomplishments credited to Pythagoras may actually have been accomplishments of his colleagues and successors.

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@atocen: apparently you missed the crux of @jasonthornhill's question. Not who is Pythagoras, but as the shirt says, Pyathagor"EM".