 It is not my fault if you "gave" contradictory assertions, I had to
 choose some of them and then show how it implies the contrary of
 the other. If you really insist that z=5 then z is not sqrt(x^2+y^2)
 anymore.

 Phytagoras cannot have said "x=3, y=4, z=5 and z=sqrt(x^2+y^2)",
 first because Greeks did not handle negative numbers, neither does
 modern mathematics anyway for distances, positive *by definition*
 Pythagoras said "5^2=4^2+3^2 is true since any triangle with sides
 3,4 and 5 is rectangle", quite a different assertion than yours.
"distances, positive *by definition*"  YBM.
"any triangle with sides 3,4 and 5 is rectangle"  YBM.
How about it, Dinky?
Fumble material?
Androcles


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