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Well you know the 3rd side cannot be larger than 3 + 4 from the triangle inequality
s < 3 + 4
s < 7
So 7 is an upper bound. The length can be as close to 7 as you desire but it cannot be 7.
As for the smallest length, consider what happens as the third side gets smaller and smaller. It would appear that s approaches 4 - 3 = 1. In fact, when you overlap the two sides, that leaves a distance of 1. This 1 serves as our lower bound. I.e., the third length can approach 1 but never reach it.
I should also state that the 3rd side cannot be equal to 3 + 4 either***
so the largest is 7 and smalled is 1?
i also have to do 2in and 3in. so that would be 5 and1?
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They are boundary points. The third side can be 6.9999999999999999, so long as it is less than 7. There is no 'maximum' length as you can always pick a side closer and closer to 7.
7 is a limit that the side can never reach.
Unless you consider a triangle with two sides overlapping, but then it wouldn't be a triangle anymore.
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For similar reasons, the boundaries for the other triangle would be a lower limit of 1 and an upper limit of 5. But these limits can never be reached.