## Monday, April 15, 2013

### Octagon to Square Dissection

The applet below shows the octagon to square dissection.

This is a Java Applet created using GeoGebra from www.geogebra.org - it looks like you don't have Java installed, please go to www.java.com Reference:
"Bennett's Octagon-to-Square Dissection" from the Wolfram Demonstrations Project http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/BennettsOctagonToSquareDissection/ Contributed by: Izidor Hafner Based on work by: Greg N. Frederickson

## Monday, April 8, 2013

### Square Root of a Sum? - Geometric Interpretation

We know that for non-negative numbers Can we apply the same for the sum?
In the example below a and b are the legs of a right triangle.  According to the Pythagorean Theorem the hypotenuse is • Drag to the left the blue point A to rotate the leg AC around point C until the two legs form one segment.
• Drag to the left the orange point A to rotate the hypotenuse around point B until it comes to the base of the triangle.
• Compare the lengths Irina Boyadzhiev, 6 April 2013, Created with GeoGebra