Written by Ernesto Lara

Video produced by Jake "2Pi" Scott, 2 Pi Productions

Lyrics:

It's mathematics

mathematical symbols and signs

the most complex becomes simple with time

Mathematics, see what you find

when you start to look for it with a disciplined mind

Mathematics, logic and proof

that is used to determine mathematical truth

Mathematics, step into class

And by the time the bell rings I hope you're ready for math. It's mathematics

-verse 1-

In a right triangle, given two sides

Use the Pythagorean Theorem - you can find

Unknown values, so you have three

Label all your sides with an A, B, or C

Looking for the C? This is where you find me

I am that side right across from the 90 degrees -

The angle with the little square

Shaped like an L for the LEGS that are there!

If we call them legs, what [do] we call the third side?

It's they Hypotenuse! Say it if you heard it right -

HY-POT-EN-USE - [it is] longer than the other two

So to find the missing side, here is what you're going to do:

Set up this equation, C is on its own

Of the three numbers it is always alone

It goes: A squared plus B Squared equals C squared

-chorus-

That's right - Use the Pythagorean Theorem you can find

Unknown values, so you have three

Label all your sides with an A, B, or CIn a right triangle, given two sides

Use the Pythagorean Theorem - you can find

Unknown values, so you have three

Label all your sides with an A, B, or C

-verse 2-

Here's a way to do it when you're given both legs:

Square them, add them, [and] see what you get

Take the square root of that, that's the last step

Now you just found the hypotenuse!

It's a little different when one leg is missing

Set up the equation - everything in its position

Square the same hypotenuse, same for the leg

Subtract the smaller number from the bigger one to get

Down to this last step - take the square root

So I'm pretty sure that you know what to do

It's the last step

Take the square root

So I'm pretty sure that you know what to do. Right?

-chorus-

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