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How old is the Pythagorean Theorem? [closed]

More specifically, what is the oldest evidence of human awareness of what we now call the Pythagorean Theorem? The phrase, "evidence of human awareness" was used to exclude a different question of ...
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Essential basic geometrical discoveries still possible in our era?

Can we imagine that scientific can still discover some basic simple but essential geometric rules such as the Pythagorean theorem in a near of far future: $a^2 + b^2 = c^2$ Or do we consider that ...
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Are there primitive Pythagoras triplets (in integers), being with all the terms as powerful numbers?

I'm searching a trusted historical sources about primitive Pythagoras triplets as being powerful integers (numerical examples), or a notable work of impossibility of such a triples, but couldn't find ...
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History of Plato's formula for generating pythagorean triples

I'm interested in the history behind Plato's formula $2m,m^2-1,m^2+1$ for generating pythagorean triples. Was Plato the first mathematician to come up with such a formula?
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On Einstein's proof of the so-called Pythagorean theorem

Part I In E. Maor's book [2, p. 117] we read that, somewhere in his Autobiographical Notes, Einstein wrote this: An uncle told me about the Pythagorean theorem before the holy geometry booklet had ...