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A triangle has sides of lengths 6, 8, and 10. Is it a right triangle? Explain.

Craig Stewart

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Jodi Brooks on February 1, 2019

To respond to this problem if the triangle is a right triangle or not, we use the Pythagorean theorem, which states that the square of the hypotenuse or the longest side is equal to the sum of the squares of the legs. Therefore 10^2 must be equal to 6^2 + 8^2. This is true, therefore, the triangle is a right triangle


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