   Chapter A, Problem 23E ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742

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Section ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742
Textbook Problem

# 23-28 Right Triangle? The lengths of the sides of the triangle are given. Determine whether the triangle is a right angle triangle. 5 , 12 , 13

To determine

Whether the triangle is a right angle triangle.

Explanation

Given:

The length of the sides of triangle is,

5,12,13

Approach:

For a right angle triangle the Pythagorean Theorem is,

a2+b2=c2 ……(1)

Here, a is the perpendicular of the triangle, b is the base of the triangle, and c is the hypotenuse.

Calculation:

Substitute 5 for a, 12 for b and 13 for c in equation (1)

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