The sum of the lengths of any two sides of a triangle must be greater than the third side. If a triangle has one side that is 16cm and the second side that is 2 cm less than twice the third side, what are the possible lengths for the second and third side?
asked Jun 18, 2011 in Algebra 1 Answers by anonymous

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1st= 16cm

2nd=xcm

3rd= 2x-2 cm,

(2x-2) +x > 16cm

3x-2>16cm

3x>18cm

x>6cm
answered Jun 19, 2011 by Pink Chicken Level 2 User (1,070 points)
1st= 16cm
2nd= has to be greater than 6cm
3rd= has be greater than 10cm
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