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Mathematics Goes to the Movies

by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross


The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) has just received his Doctor of Thinkology, and is testing out his abilities.
THE SCARECROW: The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.