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# Project Euler #94: Almost equilateral triangles

# Project Euler #94: Almost equilateral triangles

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Wow, with the right algorithm, 10**18 finishes instantaneously...

Hints:

30 trianglesare possible with perimeter`10^18`

.`5, 17, 65`

.or3a+13a-1Use Pell's equation from the problem #66! Sould be simple.

you can find my java solution here

Pythagorean triples with up to is a bit insane. I could manage . Still looking for a way out.

EDIT: You may try to list some of the valid , , and its perimeter to look for a pattern. Don't look further if you don't want to spoil the fun.The sum of two consecutive perimeters is very close to the isosceles side of the next triangle. Experiment with it.

EDIT 2: You may also take a look at Tree of primitive Pythagorean triples. The parent-child relationship is especially useful here. If you don't know how Pythagorean triples can be used for this problem, look up Isosceles Heronian triangles.Yet another approach I've seen from others is to solve Pell's equation.