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US teens say they have new proof for 2,000-year-old mathematical theorem

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Two New Orleans high school seniors who say they have proven Pythagoras’s theorem by using trigonometry – which academics for two millennia have thought to be impossible – are being encouraged by a prominent US mathematical research organization to submit their work to a peer-reviewed journal.

Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson, who are students of St Mary’s Academy, recently gave a presentation of their findings at the American Mathematical Society south-eastern chapter’s semi-annual meeting in Georgia.

They were reportedly the only two high schoolers to give presentations at the meeting attended by math researchers from institutions including the universities of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. And they spoke about how they had discovered a new proof for the Pythagorean theorem.


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Pythagoras also said you shouldn't eat beans because you will fart out your essence. @acute proved that theory with English breakfast. 

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9 hours ago, Piney said:

@acute proved that theory with English breakfast. 

Beans have no place on an English Breakfast, in my humble onion.

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