# Sequoyah School: Learning the Pythagorean Theorem the “Natural Way”

What better way to dive into the foundations and principles of a Pythagorean Philosophy than outdoors in the shade of Sequoyah high school campus â€” “Number is the ruler of forms and ideas, and the cause of gods and demons.” – Pythagoras

How People Use the Pythagorean Theorem (a2 + b2=c2) in Everyday Life: One example is… given two straight lines, the Pythagorean Theorem allows you to calculate the length of the diagonal connecting them. This application is frequently used in architecture, woodworking, or other physical construction projects. For instance, say you are building a sloped roof. If you know the height of the roof and the length for it to cover, you can use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the diagonal length of the roof’s slope. You can use this information to cut properly sized beams to support the roof, or calculate the area of the roof that you would need to shingle.

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