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    Li'l right triangle escapade...

    Code:
                           D
    
    
    
    
                 B
    
    
    
    
    
    
    A            C
    Right triangle ABC.
    AB is extended to D such that BD = BC.
    Results in CD = 17136.
    Find dimensions of triangle ABC.
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    Re: Li'l right triangle escapade...

    Forgot to mention that ABC's sides are integers...
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    Re: Li'l right triangle escapade...

    One possible answer:

    AC = 36720, BC = 10710, AB = 38250

    There may be others.
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    Re: Li'l right triangle escapade...

    there is one other solution

    {9360, 9282, 13182}
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    Re: Li'l right triangle escapade...

    That's the one I was after, Idea.

    Sorry Chip...I should have specified: find minimum case.
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    Re: Li'l right triangle escapade...

    Ah yes - being told you're wrong because you answered the question asked, not the question you should have been asked.
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    Re: Li'l right triangle escapade...

    WHERE D'HELL did I say you're wrong?

    I even apologized for being unclear!

    Got a "chip" on your shoulders ?
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