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    Pythagorean Triples

    Construct 5 Pythagorean triples using the formula:

    (m, (m/s)squared -1, (m/s)squared -1), where m is even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arul75 View Post
    Construct 5 Pythagorean triples using the formula:

    (m, (m/s)squared -1, (m/s)squared -1), where m is even.
    First of all, what is s? Second of all, it seems you made a typo somewhere because two legs have the same length, and there are no Pythagorean triples like that. Third of all, why haven't you shown any attempt/work?

    Edit: Seems to work out if we write instead

    (m, \left(\frac{m}{2}\right)^2-1, \left(\frac{m}{2}\right)^2+1) for m even, then just plug in m=4,6,8,...
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