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**Step 4:** Relate the sides of the right triangle to the diagram of the real-life problem.

Drag the lengths that represent each number of the Pythagorean triple to the appropriate place on the diagram.

What part of the right triangle is the diagonal of the flowerbed?

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The diagonal of the flowerbed is the hypotenuse of the right triangle.

**Step 5:** Identify the length of the diagonal of the flowerbed.

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Since the diagonal of the flowerbed is the hypotenuse of the right triangle, the diagonal of the flowerbed has a length of 25 feet.

How can using Pythagorean triples help you to solve problems more easily? Record your answer in your notes. Give an example in your explanation.