Posted by shauna on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 9:48pm.
HOW MANY SETS (A,B,C) OF THREE DIFFERENT,POSITIVE SINGLE DIGIT INTEGERS HAVE THE PROPERTY THAT A SQUARED + B SQUARED + C SQUARED IS A PERFECT SQUARE? please help me with this one a soon as possible its very important and i don't even know where to start!!

MATH *IMPORTANT  Reiny, Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:17pm
make 3 columns
A  B C
try
1 1 1 1^2 + 1^2 + 1^2 = 3
have a list of perfect squares handy :
1 4 9 16 25 ... 225
is 3 in the list? NO
1 1 2  6 , is 6 in the list ? NO
1 1 3  11 , is 11 in the list ? NO
...
1 1 9 83, is 83 in the list ? NO
1 2 1  already done
1 2 2  9, is 9 in the list ? YEAHHHH
1 2 3  14 NO
1 2 4  21 NO
etc
rather tedious, but do you get the idea?
there are many duplications
e.g. 4 3 2 came up in 2 3 4

MATH *IMPORTANT  DEREK, Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:40pm
well i get that but i just don't c what the answer is becuase it takes forever to do this problem u have to use numbers ubtil you have them all. i am in mathcounts and it is totally competition i cant be up doing a problem like that isnt there a possible way to do it faster and this time maybe state the answer so i can work it backwards ;)
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