pythagorean triples exercise
mwilson at the-wire.com
Fri Oct 22 21:34:44 CEST 2010
> MRAB wrote:
>> On 22/10/2010 13:33, Baba wrote:
>>> only a has an upper limit of 200
>> Really? The quote you gave included "whose small sides are no larger
>> than n". Note: "sides", plural.
> Strangely, there does seem to be a limit. Fixing one side at 200, the
> largest pythagorean triple I have found is (200, 9999, 10001.0). So far
> my math has not been up to explaining why.
Of course. Sorry. The difference between 10001**2 and 10002**2 exceeds
200**2. So adding a**2 can never even get as far as the next integral
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