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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anonymous
  • anonymous
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skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Any ideas?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Nope, that's why I put it on here!

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skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Let a = 2x, b = 3x, and c = 5x.
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=10?
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
where a, b, and c are the lengths of the sides of the triangle.
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
a + b + c = 60
anonymous
  • anonymous
So 6?
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
yes x = 6 :)
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
The question asks for "find the length of the shortest side."
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
a = 2x, b = 3x, and c = 5x. a = 2*6 = 12 in is the shortest side
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
recall 12 in = 1 ft

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