Pythagorean Triangle/Example/3-4-5/Historical Note

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Historical Note on $3-4-5$ Triangle

To the Pythagoreans, the $3-4-5$ triangle had particular significance: the sides of lengths $3$ and $4$ denoted the male and female principles, while the hypotenuse of lengths $5$ denoted their offspring.


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