Posted by **nicole** on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 9:36pm.

#2 Determine whether the triple of numbers can be the sides of a right triangle.

2)9,12,16

Answer choice: a.) yes b>) no

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 9:42pm
Obviously, if they do form a right-angled triangle, 16 would have to be the hypotenuse, and the Pythagorean theorem would have to hold, so ...

is 16^2 = 9^2 + 12^2 ?

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