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Is a triangle that has sides which measure 8, 15, and 17 a right triangle? Justify your answer, ie,

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asked by Samantha
  1. yes. check that 8^2+15^2 = 17^2

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    posted by Steve
  2. Ya by Pythagoras therom
    H²=P²+B²
    H=17,P=15,B=8
    Therefore 17²=15²+8²
    289=225+64
    289=289
    Hence it is a right trianhle

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    posted by Piyush Soni

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