# How do you use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine if the three numbers could be the measures of the sides of a right triangle: 8, 15, 17?

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Jun 10, 2016

#### Answer:

Yes,

#### Explanation:

If the triangle with sides

According to Pythagoras theorem, in a right angled triangle, the square of hypotenuse is equal to the sum of squares of other two sides. Let us check it.

Therefore

Hence,