►TOP◄ A Pythagorean triple consists of three positive integers
a, b, and c, such that a2 + b2 = c2.
- Such a triple is commonly written (a, b, c).
- A well-known example is (3, 4, 5).
A right triangle whose sides form a Pythagorean triple is called a Pythagorean triangle. (Pythagorean triple - Wikipedia)
►BOTTOM◄ A depiction (by Adam Cunningham and John Ringland) of all the primitive Pythagorean triples (a,b,c) with a and b < 1170 and a odd, where a is plotted on the horizontal axis, b on the vertical.
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