anonymous
  • anonymous
Two sides of a triangle have lengths 8 and 17. Which inequalities represent the possible lengths for the third side, x? 9 < x < 17 9 < x < 8 8 < x < 17 9 < x < 25
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anonymous
  • anonymous
9 < x < 25
anonymous
  • anonymous
you sure?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i think i agree with psp!

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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
let x be the length of the third side x must be greater than 17 - 8 = 9 units because if it were 9 units, then you'd have a straight line. If it were smaller than 9 units, then you wouldn't have a triangle. x also must be smaller than 17+8 = 25 units to ensure you will have a closed/complete triangle
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
so x > 9 and x < 25 9 < x and x < 25 9 < x < 25
anonymous
  • anonymous
tht guy is smart
anonymous
  • anonymous
oooh thank you soo much!!!:D
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
drawing a picture helps a lot if you don't/can't see this a better way is to use rigid sticks to see this
anonymous
  • anonymous
sry if u needed the big picture
anonymous
  • anonymous
no its ok:) thank you guys!!

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