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**Math Enthusiast****Novice**- Registered: 2023-08-20
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Hello guys,

I have tried different approaches and can't get to the solution. Your help is very much appreciated. TIA!

How do I prove that at least of the sides p, q, r is a cube given the following: the side lengths p, q, r of a triangle PQR are positive integers such that the highest common factor of p, q, and r is 1 and that angle P = 3Q?

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Math Enthusiast

Just want to check I'm understanding the problem.

A triangle PQR with sides p, q, r (convention is p is opposite P etc)

Angle at P is 3Q => angle at R is 180 - 4Q

p, q, and r are all integers.

HCF(p, q, r) = 1

Find smallest side which is a perfect cube number {1, 8, 27, 64,.....}

Is that it?

Bob

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