If you multiply each side by an integer, the result will be another triple, demonstrating that there is an infinite number of them.
Remember: it is the
ratio
of the lengths of the sides that counts, not the actual length. The units of measurement are thus irrelevant.

The smallest and perhaps best known triple, the 3:4:5 is explored in greater depth 3-4-5 Triangles.

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