Pythagorean Triples

This triangle has been constructed so the leg lengths are always whole numbers.

Grab the open circle vertices and drag to change the side lengths.
Enter a few sets of side lengths in the chart below. Can you find a set of leg lengths that have a whole number hypotenuse length?

Pythagorean Triple Generator

You can generate a Pythagorean Triple using two numbers m and n, with m > n. Then a = , b = , and c = Use the generator below to create a triple, then test it with the triangle above.

Lab Activity - Pythagorean Triples