Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 9781285195698
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-569-8

Chapter 5 - Test - Page 264: 8a



Work Step by Step

Using Pythagorean's Theorem... $a^{2}+b^{2}=c^{2}$ Substitute in known lengths... $15^{2}+8^{2}=17^{2}$ Simplify... $225+64=289$ $289=289$ Since the leg lengths (squared) equals the hypotenuse (squared) then the triangle is a right triangle.
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