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  • one year ago

The lengths of two sides of a triangle are 12 inches and 4 inches. Which of the following dimensions is the third side of this triangle? 9 inches 8 inches 7 inches 6 inches

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'LL GIVE A MEDAL WHOEVER ANSWERS IT CORRECTLY!

  2. steve816
    • one year ago
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    Use the pythagorean theorem!

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so what would i do?

  4. steve816
    • one year ago
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    Did the question say it was a right triangle?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no

  6. steve816
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    Then there is no way of figuring this out.

  7. anonymous
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    it is a right angle

  8. anonymous
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    @steve816

  9. steve816
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    Oh okay then, did the question say if the 2 sides were the legs or the hypotenuse. This information is needed to solve the problem.

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no its just a regular triangle

  11. steve816
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    What type of triangle??? Isocolese, scalene, or right triangle

  12. anonymous
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    normal 3 sided triangle

  13. steve816
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    Okay so is this the entire question?

  14. anonymous
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    yup

  15. anonymous
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    @200205650

  16. anonymous
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  17. Vocaloid
    • one year ago
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    we know that 2 sides are 4 and 12, and the sum of any two sides must be greater than the third side so third side + 4 > 12 third side > 8 that leaves us with one answer choice, which one is it?

  18. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    let x be the third side (some unknown number) x has to be larger than 12-4 = 8 AND x has to be smaller than 12+4 = 16 so x is between 8 and 16 excluding both endpoints algebraically 8 < x < 16 has to be true for a triangle to form

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