# Thread: converting an algebraic equation to Java

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## converting an algebraic equation to Java

How do I go about converting the Pythagorean Theorem into Java?

is it a little like this? I'm just lost on how to get put square root into that formula. What is the proper way to do it?

z = (x * x) + (y * y)

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Check out this class

Math (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)

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Ahhh. That helps a bit but how do I put it all together.

I am trying to create a class to solve for all parts of Pythagoreans Theorem. I am starting with solving for the sides and then moving on to solving for the angles. I'm just going to show you what I have so far. I know its not right but here.

Java Code:
```public class Pythagoras
{
private int x, y, z;
public Pythagoras(int x, int y, int z)
{
x = (int) 1;
y = (int) 1;
z = (int) 1;
}
public void calculate()
{
z = ((x * x) + (y * y));
x = ((z * z) - (y * y));
y = ((z * z) - (x * x));
}
public int getSideX()
{
return x;
}
public int getSideY()
{
return y;
}
public int getSideZ()
{
return z;
}
}```
Where should the following go in the above section? Does it go in there or should it be in the Test Class?

Java Code:
`public static double sqrt(double a)`
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