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Triple of the Day


A Pythagorean triple is a set of three positive integers which could be the side lengths of a right triangle - popularly known as a2 + b2 = c2.  Some folks remember {3, 4, 5}, {5, 12, 13}, and {8, 15, 17}.  Others might know {20, 21, 29}.

It turns out that every natural number greater than two is part of at least one Pythagorean triple!  Enter a number between 3 and 999, then press the button to see its triples.  The program finds triples for your number as a or b, not c. Check out the "Making Triples" to see how it's done.

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