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# I've been trying this problem on Pythagorean triples for the past 30 min

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Find the values of m and n for the Pythagorean triple 48, 55, 73.

I also need the work.

Thanks so much,

Jeff

Feb 9, 2019

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$$55 = m^2 - n^2\\ 48 = 2 m n\\ 73 = m^2 + n^2$$

$$55 = 5 \cdot 11 = (m+n)(m-n)\\ m+n=11\\ m-n=5\\ m = 8,~n=3$$

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I'm a little confused Rom. How do you tell which of the pythagorean triples correspond to A, B, and C?

Feb 10, 2019