# Why is the pythagorean theorem not a law

## Is Pythagorean Theorem a law or theory?

It is a statement about the relationship between the lengths of the sides of a mathematical concept known as a right triangle. … And the Pythagorean theorem is

**a mathematical theorem**, not a scientific hypothesis.## Why is the Pythagorean Theorem not a/b c?

Originally Answered: Why can’t I square root pythagora’s theorem so it would be a + b = c? Because

**(a+b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2 )**, a.k.a. the “first quadratic sentence”. So if you square the equation a+b=c, you don’t get the Pythagoras equation.## What is the difference between a theorem and a law?

Theorems are results proven from

**axioms**, more specifically those of mathematical logic and the systems in question. Laws usually refer to axioms themselves, but can also refer to well-established and common formulas such as the law of sines and the law of cosines, which really are theorems.## Why is Pythagoras theorem called a theorem?

The Pythagorean Theorem is

**named after Pythagoras of Samos**, a mathematician who was also a religious leader, and believed that all things in the universe were composed of numbers. (There are many different ways to prove this.) The hypotenuse of a right triangle is the side opposite the right angle.## Did Pythagoras steal the theorem?

The Greek philosopher Pythagoras of Samos (lived c. … 495 BC) is most famous today for having allegedly discovered the Pythagorean theorem, but, historically speaking,

**he did not really discover this theorem**and it is even questionable whether he ever engaged in any kind of mathematics at all.## How did Pythagoras come up with the Pythagorean Theorem?

The legend tells that Pythagoras was

**looking at the square tiles of Samos’ palace**, waiting to be received by Polycrates, when he noticed that if one divides diagonally one of those squares, it turns out that the two halves are right triangles (whose area is half the area of the tile).