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# Right triangles from a hypotenuse

## Right triangles from a hypotenuse

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Given an integer representing the length of the hypotenuse of one or more right triangles, how can you determine the various integer sides that can be drawn for that hypotenuse?

There is a method other than checking every integer less than the hypotenuse.

### RE: Right triangles from a hypotenuse

Hi JonFer ,
For given z the equation
x*x + y*y = z*z
is a special case of Diophantine equation, which solutions are called Pythagorean triples. Read here about Generating a Pythagorean triple

### RE: Right triangles from a hypotenuse

#### Quote (mikrom):

Formulas for generating Pythagorean triples

Good grief... I looked at that page and my brain peed itself.

Just my 2¢

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