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anonymous
 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
anonymous
 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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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Your answer is either not a triangle or and isosceles triangle

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100309112718AAMIiq3

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1440002415535:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't know which one is correct. But iI do know that it is one of those. Check out the link I sent you.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0With 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.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Seeing as @mathstudent55 has a higher smartscore, I would go with his answer. I'm better in English then math lol.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@OM14forever You did a good job narrowing down the answer to only 2 choices.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0One 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.
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