# How do you determine if the lengths 17, 33, 98 form a right triangle?

Feb 13, 2017

Given lengths do not form a triangle and question of forming right angled triangle does not arise.

#### Explanation:

To determine whether given lengths form a right angled triangle or not,

the square on the largest side should be equal to

sum of the squares on other two sides.

But given lengths form a triangle only if length of the largest side is less than sum of the smaller two sides.

In the given case the largest length is $98$ and $98 > 17 + 33$

Hence, given lengths do not form a triangle and question of forming right angled triangle does not arise.