Vertices of a right triangle

Show that the points D(2,1), E(4,0), F(5,7) are vertices of a right triangle.

Result

d =  0

Solution:

x1=2 y1=1 x2=4 y2=0 x3=5 y3=7  a=(x1x2)2+(y1y2)2=(24)2+(10)2=52.2361  b=(x1x3)2+(y1y3)2=(25)2+(17)2=3 56.7082  c=(x2x3)2+(y2y3)2=(45)2+(07)2=5 27.0711  c2=a2+b2? d=c2a2b2=7.071122.236126.70822=0x_{ 1 } = 2 \ \\ y_{ 1 } = 1 \ \\ x_{ 2 } = 4 \ \\ y_{ 2 } = 0 \ \\ x_{ 3 } = 5 \ \\ y_{ 3 } = 7 \ \\ \ \\ a = \sqrt{ (x_{ 1 }-x_{ 2 })^2+(y_{ 1 }-y_{ 2 })^2 } = \sqrt{ (2-4)^2+(1-0)^2 } = \sqrt{ 5 } \doteq 2.2361 \ \\ \ \\ b = \sqrt{ (x_{ 1 }-x_{ 3 })^2+(y_{ 1 }-y_{ 3 })^2 } = \sqrt{ (2-5)^2+(1-7)^2 } = 3 \ \sqrt{ 5 } \doteq 6.7082 \ \\ \ \\ c = \sqrt{ (x_{ 2 }-x_{ 3 })^2+(y_{ 2 }-y_{ 3 })^2 } = \sqrt{ (4-5)^2+(0-7)^2 } = 5 \ \sqrt{ 2 } \doteq 7.0711 \ \\ \ \\ c^2 = a^2 + b^2 ? \ \\ d = c^2-a^2-b^2 = 7.0711^2-2.2361^2-6.7082^2 = 0



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