Mathematics

Question

Use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine whether the following can be sides of a right triangle.

5cm, 12cm, & 13cm


True
False

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    It is true. They are the sides of a right angled triangle.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    According to pythagoras theorem,

    h² = p² + b²

    where h is the largest side.

    So,

    13² = 12² + 5²

    169 = 144 + 25

    169 = 169

    This is true.

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