The famous theorem by Pythagoras defines the relationship between the three sides of a right triangle.
Pythagoras Theorem says that in a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the two right-angle sides will
always be the same as the square of the hypotenuse It states that "The square of the hypotenuse of a
right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides". It is widely applied in solving
problems in two, three-dimensional figures and trigonometry and in construction industry.
The theorem is of fundamental importance in Euclidean Geometry where it serves as a basis for the
definition of distance between two points.
In this study, we give a brief historical overview of the famous Pythagoras' theorem and Pythagoras.
We review a few selected proofs of the Theorem and discuss its applications in the construction
industry. For example in surveying, carpentry, laying out squares and architectural designs.