Wednesday, May 13, 2015

458: Is That You, Pythagoras?

If we stipulate that $(x+12)^2+(y+4)^2+(z+3)^2=0$, then

$\sqrt{x^2+y^2+z^2}=?$

Should we brute-force this or is there a more beautiful or subtle way of getting what we want?

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