The pythagorean theorem is used to calculate sides of a right angle triangle. Pythagoras, a 6th century BC mathematician is credited with its development but it may be older and in use by Babylonians and Indians much before that time. The theorem is used to calculate dimensions of the right angled triangle and its formula is a² + b² = c² where c is the hypotenuse. It can be done manually or with the help of Digicommerce pythagorean theorem calculator shown here.
Apart from classroom studies where it is used to know the dimensions of the sides of a right angled triangle, it has other uses such as:
How to use pythagorean theorem calculator
It is easy to use the online pythagorean theorem calculator shown here to know the hypotenuse of the right angle triangle and its area.
By extension, if you know the length of the hypotenuse and that of one side or the angle you can find dimension of the other side.
Use in ecommerce
As a retailer you may wonder what possible use is pythagorean theorem in your ecommerce business. Your items go out in boxes. You can calculate sides and dimensions of the boxes if you have one value or two values and do it with ease. This way you can use the theorem to optimize dimensions of packaging or to buy packaging that suits your items and thus save on freight costs. It can be particularly useful when you have many small boxes that need to go into one larger box, for example.
The pythagorean theorem calculator shown here is free to use. Find out innovative ways to use it or to avoid having to do manual calculations.