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    Pythagorean Theorem.

    Help! My sister needs help, I don't know how to explain this to her, can anyone please explain how??
    Directions: Determine whether each triangle with the given side lengths is a right triangle. Write yes or no.

    EX: 10 ft, 24 ft, 25 ft

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by overduex View Post
    Help! My sister needs help, I don't know how to explain this to her, can anyone please explain how??
    Directions: Determine whether each triangle with the given side lengths is a right triangle. Write yes or no.

    EX: 10 ft, 24 ft, 25 ft

    Thanks!
    Does 10^2 + 24^2 = 25^2?

    Note: The hypotenuse is the longest side of a right triangle.
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    triangle

    so, we can see it is not a right triangle, because if it were, the Pythagorean theorem would work, but it does not, so it is not a right triangle. it would be if the side were 10, 24 and 26.
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