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The hypotenuse (side C) of a triangle is 13 inches long. Which of the following pairs of measurements could be correct for the lengths of the other two sides of the triangle? (Note: N + 82 =C2)


A. 2.5 inches,4 inches


B. 2.5 inches, 6 inches


C.5inches, 8inches


D.5inches, 12inches

  • Math - ,

    There are several standard right triangles with integer sides. It will help a lot if you just learn them -- they turn up often in problems, and it's nice not to have to do the calculations every time.

    3-4-5
    5-12-13
    8-15-17
    7-24-25

    and multiples of those values

  • Math - ,

    Thank you!

  • Math - ,

    5 inches, 12 inches

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