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Pythagorean Theorem Day

carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 15, 2017 1:09PM in U.S. Coin Forum

My colleague at work tells me it's Pythagorean Theorem Day. Today's date is 8/15/17 or 8² + 15²=17².

Amazing, but I actually have something numismatically related.

The holder tells me the bakery was in Spokane.

Post your right triangle related items ...?


  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,254 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,463 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2020 3:16PM

    Next Primitive Pythagorean Theorem day on 7/24/25! [edited]

  • keetskeets Posts: 25,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    lame, but cute.

  • MattTheRileyMattTheRiley Posts: 806 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 16, 2017 8:15AM

    @ricko said:
    There were once 3 kingdoms that bordered the same lake. In the middle of the lake there was an island, and the 3 kingdoms had been fighting over it for years. No one seemed to be able to keep the upper hand for very long and no one had been victorious. The wars over this little island were very costly, but all 3 kingdoms wanted it because of its great beauty and resources.

    Finally, the monarchs agreed to a way to settle the matter permanently. Each would send their knights and squires to the island and they would
    fight it out. Whoever’s knights and squires won the day would keep the island forever.

    One kingdom sent many knights and each knight had a few squires. The night before the battle, the knights polished their armor while the squires readied the weapons. When the armor was finished, the knights sat around the fire drinking.

    The second kingdom sent more knights than the first and each knight had several squires. The night before the battle, the knights drank around the fire while the squires scurried about polishing armor and readying weapons.

    The third kingdom only sent one knight and he had only one squire. While the squire polished armor and readied the weapons, the knight hung a single pot from the tallest branch of the tree and tied a rope with a loop at the end from another branch. Then the knight sat by the fire and drank while the squire kept working.

    The fateful day came and all the squires came out to the battlefield. (The knights had stayed up too long drinking.) The battle was fierce. In the
    end, only the lone squire from the third kingdom was left standing. Proving once again, the age old theorem:

    The squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the sum of the squires of the other two sides.

    :D:D:D Cheers, RickO

    BOOOOOO!!!! Ha ha ha! Nice one! I'm stealing this one!

  • carabonnaircarabonnair Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @yosclimber said:
    Next Pythagorean Theorem day on 7/24/25!

    Actually, today 12/16/20 also works, since is a multiple of the primitive Pythagorean triple (3, 4, 5).

  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,341 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I needed my math skills for the cut angles on this piece of artwork that is now displayed on our community greenway. Work titled "Infinite Angles".

  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    .Pythagoras Grocery, 326 W. Main Ave., it continued in business from 1937-1960 but at 322 W. Main Ave. (1920-1936 Spokane CD). -- courtesy of All Erickson's Washington State catalog & tokencollector

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