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 - Mid-Chapter Quiz - Page 632: 9


Yes, it is a right triangle

Work Step by Step

The legs are 8 and 15. The hypotenuse is 17. Plug the values into the Pythagorean Theorem $a^{2}$ + $b^{2}$= $c^{2}$ --> $8^{2}$ + $15^{2}$= $17^{2}$: $8^{2}$ + $15^{2}$= $17^{2}$ -simplify exponents- 64+225=289 -add like terms- 289=289 -compare: they are equal so this is a right triangle- This is a right triangle
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