A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 3 years ago
Is it possible to construct a triangle with sides 1,2, and 3? If not explain why? Please help
anonymous
 3 years ago
Is it possible to construct a triangle with sides 1,2, and 3? If not explain why? Please help

This Question is Closed

AccessDenied
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1A triangle's sides must satisfy these inequalities: dw:1349636288492:dw \(x + y > z\) \(x + z > y\) \(z + y > x\) Basically, this says that your triangle cannot have two sides that add up to the same length as a third. (This makes a line segment) or not even enough to add up to that line segment.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh ok so it can't right?

AccessDenied
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, this cannot be a triangle. :) \(1 + 2 \not \gt 3\)

AccessDenied
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You're welcome! :)
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.