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lolly

  • 2 years ago

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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  1. pspROCK
    • 2 years ago
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    9 < x < 25

  2. lolly
    • 2 years ago
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    you sure?

  3. blondie16
    • 2 years ago
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    i think i agree with psp!

  4. jim_thompson5910
    • 2 years ago
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    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

  5. jim_thompson5910
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    so x > 9 and x < 25 9 < x and x < 25 9 < x < 25

  6. Reaper534
    • 2 years ago
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    tht guy is smart

  7. lolly
    • 2 years ago
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    oooh thank you soo much!!!:D

  8. jim_thompson5910
    • 2 years ago
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    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

  9. pspROCK
    • 2 years ago
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    sry if u needed the big picture

  10. lolly
    • 2 years ago
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    no its ok:) thank you guys!!

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