Mar 26, 2023

2 high schoolers say they’ve found proof for the Pythagorean theorem, which mathematicians thought was impossible

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Getty Images Two US high schoolers believe they have cracked a mathematical mystery left unproven for centuries. Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson looked at the Pythagorean theorem, foundational to trigonometry. The American Mathematical Society said the teenagers should submit their findings to a journal. Two high school seniors from New Orleans think they have managed to prove a 2,000-year-old theorem that has stumped mathematicians for centuries.

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