## Carter15 2 years ago I have this project i need some help with could someone help

1. Carter15

just a second need to get the assignment

2. Carter15
3. scarydoor

4. Carter15

Has anyone done this yet dont want the staight answer just want help so i can figure it out

5. Carter15

sorry let me try to copy and paste it

6. Carter15

Activity 1 1. Choose two straws and measure the length of each straw. Be sure to include units. Each straw represents the side of a triangle. 2. Put the pipe cleaner halfway into the end of one straw. Then, put the other straw on the other half of the pipe cleaner so that the straws are just touching. Bend the pipe cleaner to make an angle. 3. Open and close the angle along the ruler to determine two possible lengths for a third straw that could be the third side of a triangle. 4. Open and close the angle along the ruler to determine two lengths for a third straw that would not work for the third side of a triangle. 5. Let the length of the third side of the triangle be x. Write an inequality to show the longest and shortest possible lengths for the third side.

7. scarydoor

what part are you having trouble with?

8. Carter15

the inequality im not sure how to writ it

9. scarydoor

Oh. Well what sizes have you found that the length of the third side must be?

10. scarydoor

You did something like this, right? |dw:1355105393501:dw| And then found a bunch of values for that third side that the triangle could be. And you want to express those possible lengths using an inequality. So you should be able to say something like "this third side of the triangle has to be less than x in length"

11. Carter15

ok so for one length i got 4 inches, 6 in. and 3 inches is the smallest so where do i go from there

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