anonymous
  • anonymous
The perimeter of a triangle is 60 inches. If the sides of the triangle are 2x, 3x, and 5x, find the length of the shortest side. A.) 1 ft B.) 2 in. C.) 4 in. D.) 6 in.
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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
perimeter = 60, which is the sum of all the sides therefore 2x + 3x + 5x = 60 solve for x, then find 2*x
anonymous
  • anonymous
Can you help me out with that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
The shortest side length is 12.

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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
2x + 3x + 5x = 60 combine like terms and solve for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got 6. is that correct?
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
yes, x = 6, so what is 2*x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
{2x,3x,5x}/.x->6 , {12,18,30}
anonymous
  • anonymous
But there is no answer 12!?
anonymous
  • anonymous
did you solve it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
all you do is solve for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
I solved for x. and I got 12. but there isn't an answer 12!
anonymous
  • anonymous
no add all the sides together
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
hm, that's odd, the answer should be 12 but it's not one of the answer choices in that case, I believe the problem has a typo
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
I would put D for now (even though it's not right) but be sure to tell your teacher about it
anonymous
  • anonymous
no you are going at it wrong @Vocaloid
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
how am I wrong? 2x + 3x + 5x = 60 x = 6 shortest side = 2x = 2*6 = 12...
anonymous
  • anonymous
woah nevermind. my bad. wtf man. yea its your question @cheyennerae1605

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