# Talk:Pythagorean theorem

Would it be possible to get an easy-to-understand proof? - Perhaps the one given by Euclid, Book 1, Proposition 47? --Eptalon (talk) 07:53, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

- You are right, the current proof is over-complicated. I have this simple Pythagorean Proof, but I do not know who owns the copyright to the picture. I found it on the Compuserve science and math forum long ago. --George Gesslein II (talk) 08:33, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
- Have you seen this?--Eptalon (talk) 11:17, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
- That's the one. I think that algebraic proof is the easiest for the beginner to understand and can be explained with only a few words and equations, but of course a picture is required. --George Gesslein II (talk) 11:35, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

- Have you seen this?--Eptalon (talk) 11:17, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

- Sorry Eptalon, I was just trying to be helpful. --George Gesslein II (talk) 01:03, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

## how does the pythagorean theorem help?

please explain detail.