Leon verified that the side lengths 21, 28, 35 form a Pythagorean triple using this procedure.
Step 1: Find the greatest common factor of the given lengths: 7
Step 2: Divide the given lengths by the greatest common factor: 3, 4, 5
Step 3: Verify that the lengths found in step 2 form a Pythagorean triple: 3 squared + 4 squared = 9 + 16 = 25 = 5 squared
Leon states that 21, 28, 35 is a Pythagorean triple because the lengths found in step 2 form a Pythagorean triple. Which explains whether or not Leon is correct?
Yes, multiplying every length of a Pythagorean triple by the same whole number results in a Pythagorean triple.
Yes, any set of lengths with a common factor is a Pythagorean triple.
No, the lengths of Pythagorean triples cannot have any common factors.
No, the given side lengths can form a Pythagorean triple even if the lengths found in step 2 do not
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