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The Pythagorean theorem has already been proved and it is a basic fact of math. It always works, and there are proofs of it. But I have found a problem.
Say you want to get from point
A to point
Here is a way to do it, where red is vertical movement and grey is horizontal movement.
Now say you split the path up like this. Note that it is the same length, as you can see from the color of the lines:
You can continue to do this... (note that the path still continues to stay the same length):
And if you continue forever, the path will become diagonal.
But now there's a problem. This is contradicting the Pythagorean theorem:
I know the Pythagorean theorem is true and proven, so what is wrong with this series of steps that I went through?