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latineclipse

  • 3 years ago

Is it possible to construct a triangle with sides 1,2, and 3? If not explain why? Please help

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  1. AccessDenied
    • 3 years ago
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    A 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.

  2. latineclipse
    • 3 years ago
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    Oh ok so it can't right?

  3. AccessDenied
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    Yes, this cannot be a triangle. :) \(1 + 2 \not \gt 3\)

  4. latineclipse
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    Thank you soo much

  5. AccessDenied
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    You're welcome! :)

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