Example Problem : In a right triangle, the base is 6 cm and the perpendicular is 8 cm. Find the length of the hypotenuse of the triangle? Solution: By using Pythagoras Theorem, + = 62 + 82 = 36 + 64 h = 10 Hypotenuse is 10 cm
Baudhāyana: which Indian mathematician discovered Pythagoras theorem originally? We now know that it was Baudhāyana who discovered the Pythagoras theorem. Baudhāyana listed Pythagoras theorem in his book called Baudhāyana Śulbasûtra BCE).