A Review of Pythagoras Theorem and Its Applications in the Construction Industry

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Kabale University


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.


A Mathematics Project to be submitted to the Faculty of Science for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science with Education of Kabale University


Pythagoras Theorem , Applications , Construction Industry