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Saturday, October 29, 2005

Pythagorean Theorem in so-called real life

Reading this case might prove helpful for some students who think that math is useless in real life (at least those who plan to be lawyers or drug dealers).

But shouldn’t the court have used Taxicab Geometry for its distance metric? (I think that’s equivalent to what the defendant was arguing.)

(Thanks to the pseudonymous Rudbeckia Hirta for this link.)

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