Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
1983. They were introduced in Japan in late 1982.

Today's question is:
A pythagorean triple is a set of three whole numbers that form the sides of a right triangle, satisfying the equation a^2+b^2=c^2. For example, 3-4-5 is a pythagorean triple because 3^2+4^2=5^2. The next primitive (no common factors, unlike 6-8-10) pythagorean triple is 5-12-13. If we order the triples based on the smallest “a” value, what is the next pythagorean triple?


Jamie said...

7, 24, 25?

socalmike said...

7-24-25. Took me a minute, because I knew the next was 7, had to look at the middle value, and took a guess, then played with it. What a fun mental exercise.

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