Write down two fractions whose product is 2.

Add 2 to each. Keep them improper.

Cross multiply to get two whole numbers.

These numbers are the legs of a Pythagorean triangle!

Prove this always works.

The two fractions satisfying the given conditions must have the form p/q and 2q/p, where p and q are positive integers.

So adding 2 to each and simplifying, we have:

(2q+p)/q and 2(p+q)/p

Cross multiplying, we have:

p(2q+p) and 2q(p+q)

or, 2pq+p^2 and 2q(p+q)--(*)

Substituing p+q=x,

we see that: x > q as p+q > q

and, (*) reduces to:

x^2 - q^2 and 2qx which is the well known form for the two legs of a pythagorean triangle.