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Maddi

  • 2 years ago

Which number completes the Pythagorean triple: 12, 16, ____? 18 20 22 24

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  1. henpen
    • 2 years ago
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    1 answer should be enough for you to be able to work it out yourself.

  2. _irawk_
    • 2 years ago
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    divide them all by four.

  3. Maddi
    • 2 years ago
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    I understand what the Pythagoran therom is. I am jsut not sure how to find it in this way. I know how to sue the formula, but ughhhh. I just need help on this part. I am not looking for the answer though, just how.

  4. _irawk_
    • 2 years ago
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    like I said, Pythagorean triplets remain constant if you multiply or divide.

  5. _irawk_
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    so divide them all by 4

  6. henpen
    • 2 years ago
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    All of the options are larger than 12 and 16, so are the hypotenuse of the triangle. So square each of the options, and add together the squares of 12 and 16 and see which options match

  7. _irawk_
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    do you understand how to solve it?

  8. Maddi
    • 2 years ago
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    yes, thank you both! :) sorry, I just wasnt thinking!

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