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Does there exist a right triangle composed of rational side lengths that has an area of 5?

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Does there exist a right triangle composed of rational side lengths that has an area of 5?
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Yes, and example is the triangle with sides of a=40/6, b=9/6, c=41/6
Area of this triangle = a*b/2= 40/6*9/6*1/2=5
Hypotenuse = SQRT((40/6)^2+(9/6)^2)=41/6

answer Nov 4 by Hanifa Mammadov



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