Geometry pp 107-141 | Cite as

Area and the Pythagoras Theorem

  • Serge Lang
  • Gene Murrow


Whenever we choose a unit of distance to measure the length of a line segment (as we did in the first chapter), we are also selecting a unit of area, with which we can measure the amount of space enclosed by a region in the plane. For example, if we select the centimeter as the unit of distance, the corresponding unit of area is the square centimeter.


Opposite Corner Area Formula Height Segment Pythagorean Triple PYTHAGORAS Theorem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Lang
    • 1
  • Gene Murrow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.ArdsleyUSA

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