can anyone explain this concept to me?

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- Dec 17th 2012, 11:25 PMasilvester635Pythagorean triples? 3-4-5, and 5-12-13
can anyone explain this concept to me?

- Dec 17th 2012, 11:29 PMjakncokeRe: Pythagorean triples? 3-4-5, and 5-12-13
Basically, a pythogorean triple is just 3 positive integers which satisfy the pythogorean theorem .

So - Dec 17th 2012, 11:35 PMMarkFLRe: Pythagorean triples? 3-4-5, and 5-12-13
In a nutshell, a Pythagorean triple has the property that

Perhaps the best know method for generating such triples (attributed to Euclid) is to let:

where and .

A triple is said to be primitive if are co-prime, and requires to be co-prime and is odd.

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