## Elementary Geometry for College Students (7th Edition)

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# Chapter 5 - Test - Page 275: 8a

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#### 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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