8/17/15: Happy Right Triangle Day!

Published by MrHonner on

It’s 8/17/15, or as I like to think of it, Right Triangle Day!

8-15-17 Triangle


8^2 + 15^2 = 17^2

we know that 8, 15, and 17 are the lengths of the sides of a right triangle.  Informally, we say this is true because of the Pythagorean Theorem, but technically it’s true because of the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem.

It’s been a while since we’ve celebrated a Right Triangle day, and it won’t be long before we get to celebrate another.  To commemorate this numerical novelty, the Museum of Mathematics is teaming up with the Pacific Science Center to pythagorize Seattle’s Triangle Pub.  They certainly had fun pythagorizing the Flatiron building in NYC on 5/12/13!

Enjoy being right today!


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