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August 21, 2014

Posted by **nikki** on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:46am.

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**Steve**, Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:29pmif the short leg is x,

x^2 + (3x-9)^2 = (2x+1)^2

x = 5/3 or 8

check:

x=5/3, no good; 3x-9 < 0

x=8: triangle is 8-15-17

a well-known Pythagorean triple

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