**Decoded Science**article was published.

**Decoded Science**is to establish my copyright for them.

As always, I've also publicized this article in my

**DeHaan Services**blog, where "Publicity for Pythagorean Dates" adds a note about a Canadian view of the importance of the Pythagorean Theorem.

## One Triangular Writing Tip

**writing tip**to go along with Pythagoras and triangles.

Three ideas came together for my

**Decoded Science**article.

First, I noticed an article celebrating

*as a Pythagorean date. That formed the base for the article: to say something interesting about the mathematics of Pythagorean triples as applied to dates.*

**May 12, '13**Second, I needed to add something of value for my readers. My first insight was that Dec. 5 would also be a Pythagorean date. The second idea of value was the answer to "How could I easily find Pythagorean dates for

*year"?*

**any**Even after developing that process, the article still seemed a bit short. I suggested an alternative approach to finding Pythagorean dates to fill out my article.

Today's triangular

**writing tip**is to use a similar approach for many, but

__all, your articles.__

*not*- Start from one concept. It might be one example. Or you might state one specific problem that you will solve in step 2.
- Expand that first concept, or solve the one basic problem. Show your reader how to use the idea in more general ways, or to apply it to similar but different problems.
- Conclude with a challenge to find a completely new approach, if your readers like to engage with that kind of suggestion. Otherwise conclude with a summary of the problem and solution.

**Pi Day**" T-shirts. When they greet you with "Happy Pi Day", just say "Let's do pizza on the next Pythagorean date...that should be Dec. 5, 2013".