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  • one year ago

Determine if the side lengths 9, 9, and 17 form a triangle. If it is a triangle, classify it by its sides. It's not a triangle. scalene triangle isosceles triangle equilateral triangle

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Your answer is either not a triangle or and isosceles triangle

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    *an

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100309112718AAMIiq3

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    c

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thx

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yup

  7. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440002415535:dw|

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I don't know which one is correct. But iI do know that it is one of those. Check out the link I sent you.

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok

  10. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    With 2 sides of length 9, you'd have a right triangle if the third side measured approx. 12.7 The third side is longer than 12.7, but it is less than 9 + 9 = 18. That means you still have a triangle, but not a right triangle. Since two sides are congruent, it is an isosceles triangle.

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Seeing as @mathstudent55 has a higher smartscore, I would go with his answer. I'm better in English then math lol.

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    its c ok

  13. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    @OM14forever You did a good job narrowing down the answer to only 2 choices.

  14. anonymous
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    Thx

  15. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    One rule of triangles is that any side must always be shorter than the sum of the lengths of the other 2 sides. Since 2 sides are 9 and 9, to have a triangle, the third side must be less than 18. Since 17 is less than 18, you do have a triangle.

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok thanks

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