Use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine whether the following can be sides of a right triangle. 5cm, 12cm, & 13cm True False
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Question
Use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine whether the following can be sides of a right triangle.
5cm, 12cm, & 13cm
True
False
5cm, 12cm, & 13cm
True
False
1 Answer

1. User Answers ezioassasin55
Answer:
It is true. They are the sides of a right angled triangle.
Stepbystep 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.