Question

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

Answers

1. Multiplying every length of a Pythagorean triple by the same whole number results in a Pythagorean triple.

### How to verify if a triangle form Pythagorean triple?

Pythagoras’s principle follows the rule:
c² = a² + b²
where
• a and b are the legs
• c is the hypotenuse side.
Therefore, Pythagorean triples are a² + b² = c² where a, b and c are the three positive integers. The most known and smallest triplets are (3,4,5).
If we reduced the length of the side of the triangle with the greatest common factor, it should give us 3, 4, 5.
Hence,
21, 28 and 35 has greatest common factor as 7
21 / 7 , 28 / 7 and 35 / 7
3, 4, 5
Hence, multiplying every length of a Pythagorean triple by the same whole number results in a Pythagorean triple.
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