## CassiusDelaney 3 years ago Nick has six sticks of the following lengths: 3 cm, 3 cm, 5 cm, 9 cm, 9 cm, 11 cm and 13 cm. How many different triangles can he make using three of these sticks? (with the pictures of the triangles you made)

1. zordoloom

Are there options to this question?

2. zordoloom

Is this a multiple choice question?

3. CassiusDelaney

theres two pics just a sec

4. zordoloom

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5. CassiusDelaney

and no you have to make them out of the sticks

6. CassiusDelaney

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7. zordoloom

What does the picture have to do with this question?

8. CassiusDelaney

just showing how to make the triangles...

9. zordoloom

I'm still confused about the question. It states you have six sticks,, but you listed 7 lenghts

10. CassiusDelaney

yeah you can mix them up

11. zordoloom

so are there 7 or 6 sticks?

12. CassiusDelaney

7

13. CassiusDelaney

6**** sorry

14. CassiusDelaney

there isnt two 9s

15. zordoloom

3 cm, 3 cm, 5 cm, 9 cm, 9 cm, 11 cm and 13 cm. would that be 6 or 7 sticks.?

16. zordoloom

oh, ok

17. CassiusDelaney

yeah sorry

18. zordoloom

Is this a multiple choice question?

19. campbell_st

well one of the basics of triangles is that the sum of the 2 shorter sides must me greater than the longest side so you can 3, 3, 5 3 + 3 > 5 but you can't have 3, 3, 9 as 3 + 3 is not greater than 9... just keep working that way you find the number of triangles you can make... its between 6 and 10