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Tyler Hardy

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Math Final on Pythagoras

Known as the father of numbers, Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religious

teaching in the late 6th century BC. Because legend and obfuscation cloud his work, even more than

with the other pre-Socratics, one can say little with confidence about his life and teachings. Pythagoras

and his students believed that everything was related to mathematics, and although that everything

could be predicted and measured in rhythmic patterns or cycles.Pythagoras was born on the islands of

Samos, in the Aegean sea. My sources are not sure

but they think that he was born around 580 BC and died around 500 BC making him 80 years old.

Pythagoras's father was Mnesarches and , his mother was Pythais . His father was a merchant

who came from a place called Trye, and his mother was native to the islands of Samos. As a

child Pythagoras spent a lot of time with father traveling the world. Little is really known about

Pythagoras's child hood , what he looked liked is still puzzling historians till this day. Pythagoras

was certainly educated very well he learned how to play lyre, and reciting poetry was something

he liked very well.

Pythagoras most people would say that he was the first and the best mathematician. He

played a critical role in forming principles that influenced the likes of Plato and even Aristotle.

Pythagoras is an extremely important person in the world of math , but the sad thing is we know

very little about his mathematical achievements . Unlike other famous mathematician there



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