## Steph_Rawr352 3 years ago Greg joins three magnetic sticks having unequal lengths to make a triangle, as shown below. What is most likely the length of the third stick?

1. Steph_Rawr352

2. denyekwe

Do you know the angles between them

3. Steph_Rawr352

A 6 B 7 C 8 D 9

4. Steph_Rawr352

no its doesnt say

5. denyekwe

What are these A 6 B 7 C 8 D 9

6. Steph_Rawr352

7. sasogeek

what do u think it is?

8. Steph_Rawr352

well 6 is the smallest one so thats what i think it is

9. denyekwe

The thing here is that, i think we need at least 1 angle. Reason being that the 3 and 4 stick can be separated by angles between 0 and 180 degrees. which will need different lenght of stick to connect both of them

10. sasogeek

I'd say 6 too because according to Pythagoras' theorem, the 3rd side would have been 5 if the angle at the top right was 90 degrees... but we don't know that angle... so approximately we can say 6 is the answer. besides the question is asking for what the answer will MOST LIKELY be. I'll go for 6

11. sasogeek

we don't have to solve for this, we just have to find what the angle will most likely be, i suppose we're supposed to use intuition to answer this question :/

12. denyekwe

I guess so

13. denyekwe

From looking at the picture. The triangle looks almost like right angle triangle so i did say 6 is the best answer

14. Steph_Rawr352

ok yeah thats what i thought too just making sure ! thanks guys !:D

15. sasogeek

anytime :)

16. denyekwe

Your welcome. This was a really good question.

17. Steph_Rawr352

Thanks !(: