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The real number t - 1, t + 1, and 8 form the sides of a right triangle.  Find all possible values of t.

 Dec 11, 2020
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(t + 1)^2 - (t - 1)^2 = 8^2, solve for t

 

t = 16

 

So, the sides of the triangle are:  17,  15,  8

 Dec 11, 2020

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