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## Homework Statement

x^2+y^2=z^2

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

assume to the contrary that two odd numbers squared can be perfect squares. Then,

x=2j+1 y=2k+1

(2j+1)^2 +(2k+1)^2=z^2

4j^2 +4j+1+4k^2+4k+1

=4j^2+4k^2+4j+4k+2=z^2

=2[2(j^2+K^2+j+k)+1)]=2s

the book goes on to produce a contradiction having to do with whether s is odd or even. Can someone please walk me through the rest of this proof to the end in detail, because the explanation in my book is very poor. Thank you.

How do I go on to show that this is a contradiction. The book says