Geometry pp 81-109 | Cite as

Area and the Pythagoras Theorem

  • Serge Lang
  • Gene Murrow


We have already relied on your intuitive notion of area in Postulate RT, when we spoke of two right triangles “having the same area”. In the first section, we show how to compute areas of various figures.


Swimming Pool Intuitive Notion Opposite Corner Area Formula Height Segment 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

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

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