Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 8 - Right Triangles and Trigonometry - Chapter Review - Page 534: 3


Pythagorean triple

Work Step by Step

The equation $a^2 + b^2 = c^2$ defines what is called the Pythagorean theorem. It relates the three sides of a right triangle to one another. The Pythagorean theorem states that the squares of the lengths of the two legs of a right triangle are equal to the square of the length of the hypotenuse. The numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$ must be greater than zero. If the values satisfy this equation, then we have a Pythagorean triple.
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