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A better approximate Pythagorean Theorem (Posted on 2017-02-08) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Adding half the shorter leg to the longer leg of a right triangle does give a pretty good approximation of the hypotenuse of a right triangle but it is always an overestimate.

Reduce the half to a value where the maximum % error (larger or smaller) is minimized.

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Some Thoughtsheuristic estimate based on computer programCharlie2017-02-08 10:51:42
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