A proof based on a dissection which shows the formula for the area of a plane figure or of the volume of a solid. Dozens of different dissection proofs are known for the Pythagorean theorem.

# Dissection Proof

## See also

Dissection, Proof, Proof without Words
*This entry contributed by Margherita
Barile*

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Barile, Margherita. "Dissection Proof." From *MathWorld*--A Wolfram Web Resource, created by Eric
W. Weisstein. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/DissectionProof.html