# Pythagorean Tiling

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- Šárka Voráčová

A Pythagorean tiling or two squares tessellation is a tiling of a Euclidean plane by squares of two different sizes, in which each square touches four squares of the other size on its four sides. Many proofs of the Pythagorean theorem are based on it, explaining its name. It is commonly used as a pattern for floor tiles.

Pythagorean tiling form a symmetric pattern from wallpaper group

**. The wallpaper group p4 has two rotation centres of order four (90°), and one rotation centre of order two (180°). It has no reflections or glide reflections.***p*4## Proofs by Al-Nayrizi and Thābit ibn Qurra (left) and by Henry Perigal (right)

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