anonymous
  • anonymous
Which number completes the Pythagorean triple: 12, 16, ____? 18 20 22 24
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schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
1 answer should be enough for you to be able to work it out yourself.
anonymous
  • anonymous
divide them all by four.
anonymous
  • anonymous
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.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
like I said, Pythagorean triplets remain constant if you multiply or divide.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so divide them all by 4
anonymous
  • anonymous
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
do you understand how to solve it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes, thank you both! :) sorry, I just wasnt thinking!

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