That's not the Pythagorean Theorem.

by Rick
(Melbourne, Australia)

The Pythagorean Theorem related the side length of the three sides of a right angled triangle (c^2 = b^2 + a^2).

What you describe above is nothing to do with that. You're instead calculating the area of a triangle by multiplying the base by the height and dividing by two (Area = bh/2).

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