# Trig

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

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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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