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A triangle has sides of lengths 10 24 and 26 is it a right triangle explain?

Eric Morgan

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Chelsea Hayes on July 20, 2018

Yes. For right triangles, the sum of the squares of the shorter sides is equal to the square of the longest side. Therefore, this is a right triangle if 10^2+24^2=26^2. The expansion of these squares, we have 100+576=676, which is true. Therefore, the triangle on the right.


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