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Pythagorean Triple

A set of three positive integers which satisfies the Pythagorean theorem a2 + b2 = c2.

 

Examples:
3, 4, 5        32 + 42 = 52
6, 8, 10       62 + 82 = 102
5, 12, 13      52 + 122 = 132
7, 24, 25      72 + 242 = 252
8, 15, 17      82 + 152 = 172
9, 40, 41      92 + 402 = 412
20, 21, 29     202 + 212 = 292

 


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