# A triangle has sides that measure 3 cm, 4 cm, and 5 cm. What type of triangle is it?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 13, 2016

Scalene and right

#### Explanation:

Since all three sides have different lengths, it is a scalene triangle. But, we must test for a second feature. Using Pythagorus' theorem

we find

9 + 16 = 25

So, these sides also cause it to be a right triangle.