Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 10 - Radical Expressions and Equations - 10-1 The Pythagorean Theorem - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 33

Answer

Pythagorean Triple.

Work Step by Step

The Pythagorean Theorem states that for a right triangle, $a^{2} +b^{2} = c^{2}$. In order to figure out if these sides can be a Pythagorean Triple, we plug them into the Pythagorean Theorem: $50^{2} + 120^{2} = 130^{2} \\\\ 16900=16900$ This is true, so it is a Pythagorean Triple.
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