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Homework Help: mathematics

Posted by Nathan on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 11:43pm.

Let 5a + 12b and 12a + 5b be the side lengths of a right-angled triangle and 13a + kb be the hypotenuse, where a, b and k are positive integers. Find the smallest possible value of k and the smallest values of a and b for that k.

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