Basically, a pythogorean triple is just 3 positive integers which satisfy the pythogorean theorem .
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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