# How do you determine whether or not a triangle with sides of lengths 5, 6 and 8 forms a right triangle?

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Aug 8, 2018

#### Answer:

Plug into the Pythagorean theorem, see below for work

#### Explanation:

Plug into the Pythagorean theorem, if it does not work then it is not a right triangle

You can see that those do not equal