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Michael drew a triangle with the sides measuring 12.5 centimeters, 30 centimeters, and 32.5 centimeters. Using the Pythagorean theorem, determine if Michael’s triangle is a right triangle. On the lines below, explain how you determined your answer.
whats the pythag thrm state?
okay, there is only so many ways to make a triangle using the formula: a^2+b^2=c^2. so now try all the diff ways and if one way works, then the answer is yes, it is possible.
just try one way, since the longest side has to be the hypot
the answer is yes:) 12.5^2+30^2=32.5^2
The proportions are more obvious if you multiply by two. 25/60/65 is a 5/12/13 multiplied by five. (5/12/13 is an often-seen pythagorean triple used in textbook problems)