Dissection Proof

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.

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.

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