Complete family of pythagorean triples

, CoMac (2012) Complete family of pythagorean triples. At Right Angles, 1 (2). pp. 27-30.

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At the start we recall the definition: a Pythagorean triple is a triple (a, b, c) of positive integers such that a^2 + b^2 = c^2. The triple is called ‘primitive’ if a, b, c have no common divisor exceeding 1; we call such a triple a ‘Primitive Pythagorean Triple’ (PPT for short). For example, (5, 12, 13) is a PPT, while (6, 8, 10) is a Pythagorean triple which is not a PPT.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pythagorean , Triples, Generation, Family
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 13:29
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 10:16
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