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anonymous
 5 years ago
Can you have a triangle with the sides of 3, 8 and 12?
anonymous
 5 years ago
Can you have a triangle with the sides of 3, 8 and 12?

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nowhereman
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, but not in a metric space and thus not in an euclidean space like the plane. Because there the triangle inequality holds for sidelengths a,b and c of a triangle: \[a + b \geq c\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no no two sides sum is not greater than the 3rd side should be in order to form a trangle

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0pineda is correct, if 12 is the longest side; then 3+8 = 11 and it willl never even have a chance to reach the other side.
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